Abuja - The Department of State Services (DSS) has urged
residents in Abuja to be ever alert this festive season amid rising threats of
Tony Opuiyo, DSS spokesperson, said preliminary investigations
reveal that Boko Hara suspects and others still at large might have adopted
their respective trades as plausible covers to infiltrate the city and its
environs in their bid to conduct successful surveillance and map out soft
targets for the sect’s attacks.
The DSS’ operations are, therefore, aimed at preempting
any attacks by the terrorist elements against the backdrop of the upcoming
festive period and beyond, Opuiyo said.
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“It is in this regard that the Service wishes to advise
residents and all law abiding Nigerians to remain vigilant especially at this
yuletide season and promptly report to security agencies any suspicious
movements and persons in the FCT (Federal Capital Territory) and even other
parts of the country,” said Opuiyo.
The DSS also assured the general public that it would
continue to carry out its responsibility of ensuring peace and security in
Abuja and beyond.
This past weekend, the organisation informed the general
public that the Boko Haram terrorist group had continued to establish and
operate sleeper cells whose (sole) mandates are to conduct surveillance and
carry out subsequent attacks in the FCT.
“This disclosure has become necessary following the arrests
of the sect’s members who migrated from various conflict theaters in the North
East to the FCT in order to enable them capitalize on the excitement of the
yuletide season to launch attacks in the city,” said Opuiyo.
- CAJ News