Department of State Services, DSS has raised alarm that some group of criminals have forged alliance with the aim to bomb churches, mosques, recreational centres and other places frequently visited by members of the public in Nigeria.
DSS in a circular as published by Peoples Gazette news media, said the criminals want to return the country to the pre-2015 era reminiscent of Improvised Explosive Device’s attacks on soft and hard targets in parts of the country.
The DSS press release reads thus:
Department of State Services (DSS) hereby draws public attention to plans by criminal elements to return the country to the pre-2015 era reminiscent of IED attacks on soft and hard targets in parts of the country.
Though there are already reported cases of such incidents in some areas, the Service has uncovered a ploy by suspected criminal gangs to forge an alliance among themselves with a view to launching further attacks on critical infrastructure and other frequented public places like worship and relaxation centres, especially during and after the holidays and festive celebrations.
The objective is to achieve some self-serving interests as well as cause fear among the citizenry. The Service, however, recalls its earlier warning that some groups and individuals were plotting to stoke violence in the country.