DSS Raises Alarm Over Boko Haram’s Plot To Bomb Soft Targets

DSS Raises Alarm Over Boko Haram’s Plot To Bomb Soft Targets

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Marilyn Ogar, Spokesperson of the Department for State Security

In the wake of the recent victories recorded by the Nigerian military in the war against insurgency in the North Eastern part of the country, the Department of State Service (DSS) has cautioned Nigerians over a plot by the Boko Haram insurgents to detonate bombs in areas regarded as soft targets.

The DSS warned Nigerians to beware of activities in and out of motor parks and other public places, was the sect members were becoming desperate as their ranks have become depleted.

Speaking via a statement released over the weekend, the DSS said: “It has become evident that following the successful, sustained air raids and intense combat operations by the military on insurgents’ positions in the North-East which had effectively degraded the capacity of the terrorists, its members are now in disarray and have resorted to taking out their anger on hapless civilians and soft targets.

“This development accounts for the recent spate of attacks recorded in Yobe, Kano, Borno and Plateau States with intent of distracting security forces.

“Accordingly, this Service wishes to advice members of the public to be vigilant especially in crowded environment and when travelling. Commuters should desist from boarding unmarked vehicles along the road and only use designated motor parks.

“We also reiterate our call on motor park managers to ensure proper screening of vehicles, persons and luggage entering their premises. They should also look out for new faces who show up as drivers and conductors.”

 

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