The Department of State Services (DSS) has raised the alarm about the plans by criminals to carry violent attacks on public places including key and vulnerable points during the Christmas and New Year celebrations.
In a statement signed by the DSS Spokesman, Peter Afunanya, on Tuesday, the Service said: “The planned dastardly acts are to be executed through the use of explosives, suicide bombing and other dangerous weapons.”
The objective of attacks, according to the DSS, is to create a general sense of fear among the people and subsequently undermine the Government.
It therefore, called on Nigerians to be extra vigilant and report strange movements and indeed, all suspicions around them to security and law enforcement agencies.
“On its part, the Service is collaborating with other sister agencies to ensure that adequate measures are put in place for protection of lives and property.
“To further achieve this purpose, the Service has provided these emergency response numbers 08132222105 and 09030002189 for urgent contacts.
“It is also using this opportunity to unveil its interactive website www.dss.gov.ng for public communication support.
“Everyone is encouraged to take advantage of these platforms and similar ones provided by related agencies to timely reach and avail them (security agencies) of required information,” it said.
The DSS, however, warned criminals elements planning to cause chaos and damage to public peace to desist from such as it will stop at nothing to apprehend and bring them to justice.