The Department of State Services (DSS) says it has uncovered plot by some suspected criminal elements to bomb selected public places in the country during Christmas.
The secret police stated this in a statement on Tuesday by its spokesman, Peter Afunanya, urging Nigerians to be extra vigilant, adding that they should report strange movements and suspicions to the relevant security agencies.
The statement read, “The Department of State Services (DSS) wishes to inform the public about plans by some criminal elements to carry out violent attacks on public places including key and vulnerable points during the yuletide seasons.
“The planned dastardly acts are to be executed through the use of explosives, suicide bombing and other dangerous weapons.
“The objective is to create a general sense of fear among the people and subsequently undermine the Government.
“Against this backdrop, citizens are called upon to be extra vigilant and report strange movements and indeed, all suspicions around them to security and law enforcement agencies.”