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Terrorists set to attack worship centres during Eid-el-Kabir – DSS



Terrorists set to attack worship centres during Eid-el-Kabir - DSS

Terrorists set to attack worship centres during Eid-el-Kabir – DSSTerrorists are reportedly intending to assault places of worship and entertainment on Eid-el-Kabir, according to the Department of State Services (DSS).

This was mentioned in a statement released on Thursday by DSS spokesman Dr. Peter Afunanya.

Afunanya urged owners and users of public spaces, particularly markets, and malls, to exercise caution and alert the appropriate security services to any suspicious activity or people.

He said that during a coordinated operation by the department and its sister security agencies, the service had recovered primed Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) from suspected terrorists.

He added that the operation along Abuja-Keffi Expressway in Keffi Local Government Area of Nasarawa State led to the arrest of a suspected gunrunner, adding that 486 rounds of 7.62 x39mm caliber ammunition, 22 primed IEDs, N31,500, and one Volkswagen Golf car with registration number RBC202XA were recovered during the operation.


The DSS spokesperson stated that the joint security team raided the hideout of a one-time jailbreaker and notorious gang leader at Ejule in Ofu Local Government Area of Kogi State on Thursday.

According to him, the suspect’s gang members engaged the troops in a gun duel, saying the gang leader was neutralized while others fled.

The service assured Nigerians that it would continue to partner with sister security agencies for necessary proactive drills to frustrate criminals and their activities.

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