The Department of State Services (DSS) has issued a warning regarding potential attacks targeting places of worship and recreational facilities during the upcoming Eid-el-Kabir celebrations.
The agency highlighted the discovery of Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) in the possession of terrorists during joint operations involving the DSS, Nigerian Army, and Police.
The discovery provided evidence of the planned attacks.
In an official statement released by the DSS Spokesperson, Peter Afunanya on Thursday, the agency urged the management of malls and other establishments to maintain a high level of vigilance and alertness.
“The DSS calls for vigilance before the Eid celebrations more so that reports had indicated plans to attack worship and recreational centres before and during the festivities.
“This is evident in the recovery of primed IEDs among the suspected terrorists.
“Operators and patrons of public places, including markets, malls, etc are advised to be watchful and report any suspicious movements and persons to the relevant security agencies.
“Accordingly, the service will continue to partner with sister agencies for necessary proactive drills to frustrate criminals and their activities.”