DSS Raises Alarm Over Boko Haram’s Plan To Attack Churches, Mosques, Markets

DSS Raises Alarm Over Boko Haram’s Plan To Attack Churches, Mosques, Markets

By Eseme MacDonald | Associate Editor on November 28, 2015
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FILE: Officers of the Department Of State Security Services (DSS), Nigeria's Secret Police

The Department of State Services, DSS, has raised an alarm over the plans by the Boko Haram insurgents to attack churches, mosques, markets in the Federal Capital Territory.

A memo signed by the Director of Security Services, DSS, Mohammed Ibrahim and addressed to the National Presidents of Jama’atu Nasril Islam and the Christian Association of Nigeria on Friday, November 27, 2015 said intelligence report revealed Boko Haram had concluded plans to attack crowded places in the coming days, using teenage girls as suicide bombers.

Ibrahim urged religious bodies to put their members on the alert, adding that local residents should be vigilant and report suspicious persons to the police.

Three telephone numbers were provided to such reports. They are: 09063872207, 09053872208 and 09053872209.

Part of the letter which was copied to the FCT Minister, the FCT Permanent Secretary and the acting Secretary, Area Councils Services Secretariat reads:

“Intelligence reaching this office revealed that insurgents are planning to attack the Federal Capital Territory. Their main targets are worship centres and markets with the use of young girls as members of aid groups to carry out their planned attacks.

“It is in view of the foregoing, I am directed to inform you to communicate the content of this letter to all mosques, churches and markets across the FCT for extra vigilance, particularly unknown persons dressing as aid workers loitering around the worship areas and markets”


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