The Department of State Services (DSS) has called on Nigerians to exercise caution and vigilance during this festive period.
This call became necessary in the wake of a credible intelligence about plans by some criminal elements to carry out violent attacks on public places including key and vulnerable points during the yuletide seasons.
According to a Statement issued by the Public Relations Officer of the Service, Peter Afunanya, the planned dastardly acts are to be executed through the use of explosives, suicide bombing and other dangerous weapons.
The Statement reads that the objective of the attack is to create a general sense of fear among the people and subsequently undermine the Government.
The purported threat notwithstanding, DSS says it is working collaboratively with other sister agencies to ensure that adequate measures are put in place for protection of lives and property.
To further achieve this purpose, the Service has provided these emergency response numbers *08132222105* and *09030002189* for urgent contacts.
It avails itself of the opportunity to unveil its interactive website *www.dss.gov.ng* for public communication support, while also encouraging everyone to take advantage of these platforms and similar ones provided by related agencies to timely reach and avail them (security agencies) of required information.
Further on the plans to wreck havoc and damage to public peace, DSS advised the planners to desist from such as it will stop at nothing to apprehend and bring them to justice.