The Department of State Services warned Nigerians of criminal gangs’ plans to attack religious and worship centres, as well as other public venues, including leisure centres.
According to the report, the gangs were forming an alliance to conduct more assaults on important infrastructure.
In a statement, DSS spokesperson Peter Afunanya urged customers, owners, and managers of the aforementioned public locations to exercise caution and take basic security measures in light of this development.
He advised them to use all available measures to ward off the threats, assuring them of the DSS’s commitment to assisting in putting an end to the heinous conduct.
“The Department of State Services (DSS) wishes to bring the nation back to the pre-2015 era, reminiscent of IED assaults on soft and hard targets in various regions of the country,” he claimed.
“As a result of these developments, patrons, owners, and managers of the aforementioned public venues are urged to exercise caution and take basic security measures to ward off any threats.
While the Service is committed to disrupting this trend and pattern of violent acts, it will continue to work with other security authorities to ensure that essential drills are conducted to maintain public order and safety.
“To this aim, citizens are urged to conduct themselves lawfully and to disclose pertinent information regarding illegal activity with security and law enforcement organisations.”