DSS calls for calm over planned terror attack


The Department of State Services has asked Nigerians to remain calm but vigilant following the security alert issued by the United States Embassy in Abuja that there could be possible terrorist attack in the city this week.

In a post on its website on Sunday, the US embassy said the federal capital territory (FCT) stands a high risk of attack.

The alert said terrorists may target government buildings, places of worship, schools and markets.

The US said it would offer reduced services at its embassy in the FCT until further notice and asked its citizens to avoid all non-essential travel and review security plans.

The DSS in a statement by its Spokesman Peter Afunanya advised Nigerians to be cautious, the Service however assured that it would work with other security agencies to maintain the peace.

The DSS asked Nigerians to the agency with information relating to tjreats and suspicious criminal acts.

The statement said, “The Department of State Services has received several enquiries relating to the security advisory issued by the US Embassy in Abuja, today, 23/10/22. The public may recall that the Service had variously issued similar warnings in the past.

“While advising that necessary precautions are taken by all and sundry, the populace is enjoined to remain alert and assist security agencies with useful information regarding threats and suspicious criminal acts around them.

“Meanwhile, the Service calls for calm as it works with other law enforcement agencies and stakeholders to maintain peace and order in and beyond Abuja,” Afunanya said in the statement released around 11:20pm on Sunday.

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