Yahaya Idris Ahmed, Abuja.
The Department of State Services (DSS) has alerted all Nigeria citizens about a plot by “enemies of the state” to unleash terror on places of worship and recreational centers during the Christmas and New Year celebrations.
Department of State Services said the plot would be executed using suicide bombing, explosives, and other dangerous weapons.
The Department of State Services spokesperson for the Service, Peter Afunanya, in a statement on Tuesday, however, assured Nigerians that the security forces had taken measures to avert such evil plans.
Peter Afunanya stated, “The Department of State Services wishes to inform the public about plans by some criminal elements to carry out violent attacks on public places including key and vulnerable points during the yuletide seasons.
“The planned dastardly acts are to be executed through the use of explosives, suicide bombing, and other dangerous weapons.
“The objective is to create a general sense of fear among the people and subsequently undermine the government.”
The Department of State Services further called on Nigerians to remain extra vigilant and report strange movements to law enforcement agencies and security personnel.
Read the Press Statement
The Department of State Services (DSS) wishes to inform the public about plans by some criminal elements to carry out violent attacks on public places including key and vulnerable points during the yuletide seasons.
The planned dastardly acts are to be executed through the use of explosives, suicide bombing and other dangerous weapons.
The objective is to create a general sense of fear among the people and subsequently undermine the Government.
Against this backdrop, citizens are called upon to be extra vigilant and report strange movements and indeed, all suspicions around them to security and law enforcement agencies.
On its part, the Service is collaborating 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 is also using this opportunity to unveil its interactive website *www.dss.gov.ng* for public communication support.
Everyone is encouraged to take advantage of these platforms and similar ones provided by related agencies to timely reach and avail them (security agencies) of required information.
However, the Service advises those planning to cause chaos and damage to public peace to desist from such as it will stop at nothing to apprehend and bring them to justice.
While assuring citizens and residents of their safety during and after the festive periods, the DGSS, Alhaji YM. Bichi fwc, with his Management and Staff, wishes all, Happy Celebrations and a Prosperous 2021.
Peter Afunanya, Ph.D
Public Relations Officer,
Department of State Services,
Abuja 22nd December, 2020
Ex – Bauchi Lawmaker Abducted By Suspected Gunmen
With unabated crimes by Suspected criminals in Nigeria gaining momentum, on Thursday night, a former member of the Bauchi State House of Assembly, Abdulmumuni Ningi was kidnap by men of underworld.
This was confirmed by the Police Public Relations Officer in Bauchi, Ahmed Wakil, on Friday morning.
Wakil said the gunmen abducted the lawmaker within Bauchi metropolis and drove away in their own vehicle.
According to him, men of the force are working hard to ensure that they get to the root of the situation and rescue the victim safely.
He also urged residents to be more security conscious, and take note of vehicles and motorcycles that may be trailing them.
“Yes, it is true. A former member of the Bauchi State House of Assembly who represented Ningi Constituency was kidnapped on Thursday at about 8pm within Bauchi metropolis.
“According to the information we received, he was trailed by his abductors who were four in number in a gold coloured car.
“They followed him to his house which is located around Bauchi State Agricultural Development Programme area at Isa Yuguda Guest House within the metropolis.
“As of this morning they have not called yet but our men are working hard to get to the root of the situation and rescue him safely,” he said.
Chairman Ijumu LGC Led Vigilantes, Ondo Amotekun to Criminals den, Arrests 10 Notorious Kidnappers
Idris Ahmed, Lokoja.
Chairman of Ijumu Local Government Council of Kogi State, Hon. Taufiq Isa on Wednesday led a team of Vigilantes and Ondo State Amotekun to arrest notorious Kidnappers in their hideout, along Ayere-. Ajowa road, the border between Ondo and Kogi states.
The Council Chairman, who was recently elected is also the Chairman of the Association of Local Governments Of Nigeria (ALGON), Kogi state chapter and in his determination to rid the area of criminals, personally led the patrol into the dens and hideouts of the men of underworld.
Before the commencement of the joint operation, Alhaji Taufiq Isa met with the Executive Chairman of Akoko North West Local Government Area of Ondo State as well as commanders of Amotekun from Ondo state for collaboration in combating crimes at the border between the two states.
During the operation, ten suspects were arrested, three of them from Kogi State who have been handed over to the security agencies in the State, while others have been taken away by the Amotekun to Ondo State.
Hon Isa who thanked Governor Yahaya Bello for providing every logistics needed to fight insecurity in the State, promised to do his best and will never let him down.
Residents along the border settlements of the two states have suffered a lot of attacks by robbers, kidnappers and gunmen who had made life unbearable for the people of the area.
Scores of travellers and motorists from the Northern part of the country to the South lost their lives and properties worth billions of naira to the hoodlums.
Despite deployment of police and security personnel to the affected areas, the criminals became more emboldened, a situation that prompted the joint operation of the vigilantes and the Amotekun from Ondo state to be mobilised for the operation
The Kogi state Governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello, while swearing in the newly elected Chairmen recently tasked them on the ugly security situation in the state urging them to be more conscious of the activities of criminals and proactive to defeat them by all means.
Already vigilante outfits have been established in all 21 local government areas of the state, comprising hunters, volunteers and gallant youths.
Again, Police Arrest Over 20 Persons Link To Sex Party In The Northern Region
Bauchi State Police command has arrested 22 persons for organising a sex party in Dass, the headquarters of Dass Local Government Area of the state.
This was revealed on Wednesday by the Bauchi state Commissioner of Police, Lawan Tanko Jimeta while parading the suspects.
The Commissioner of Police who was represented by the state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Ahmed Mohammed Wakil, the police boss said the arrest of the suspects, who had formed a syndicate, followed an intelligence report received from Dass by the command.
He explained that members of the syndicate gained notoriety for “thuggery, phone snatching and indecent acts including sex parties”.
He informed that upon receipt of the intelligence report, a team of detectives, led by the commander, Rapid Response Squad (RRS) was raised by the command.
According to Jimeta, the team “immediately embarked on a round the clock operation which resulted in their apprehension.”
The police chief declared the readiness of the command with its sustained and unwavering efforts to combat every form of crime and criminality in the state.
Meanwhile, while speaking with journalists one of the suspects, Idris Abdullahi, a 20-year-old, declared his innocence of the offence, saying that he did not have a hand in organising the sex party in Dass.
Abdullahi further told journalists that he was a repentant petty thief, saying that prior to his arrest, he only indulged in minor thefts.
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