The Department of State Service (DSS), has sounded an alarm that there might plots by terror groups to attack public and worship centers across the country.
According to DSS, extremists might want to use the salah break to unleash mayhem on unsuspecting Nigerians.
A DSS press statement said it had arrested some suspected IPOB leaders and members of the various insurgent groups that plans to do the job.
A DSS source, Mr. Tony Opuiyo, stated that “Also, this Service wishes to alert the general public to be wary of suspicious packages and persons, as celebration of the Eid-el-Fitr approaches.
“The Service is availed of intelligence which indicates threat by extremist elements to attack selected locations across the Federation, particularly parks and congregations of worshippers, in order to further their cause.
“Some States of the Federation have witnessed a spate of kidnapping incidents perpetrated by criminal elements in a bid to further their selfish pecuniary and/or criminal interests”.
“In furtherance of security measures initiated to checkmate this trend, series of special tactical operations were carried out by this Service, where successful arrests of masterminds of these criminal gangs were made by the Service, while their hide-outs were decimated.”
Disclosing how Niger Delta militants plan to execute a strike during the salah break, DSS said it had arrested a close associate of Tompolo, Selky Kile Torughedi.
According to the DSS statement, “Torughedi, had already conducted surveillance at the residence of Yahaya in Kaduna, preparatory to his plot when he was intercepted.
“He is also fingered as a sponsor of pipeline vandalism in some States in the South-South region. Suspect is currently assisting the Service with critical leads.”
The Nigerian secret police have also picked up one Christian Oluba. According to the police, “Due to the increasing threat posed to public peace by the activities of IPOB, this Service arrested one Chidiebere Onwudiwe, a graduate of Mechanical and Chemical Engineering and known member of IPOB, on June 22, 2016”.
According to them, Chidiebere and other IPOB members within and outside the country, have planned to execute out coordinated attacks against religious bodies/edifices, Police-Check Points and the computer village in Ikeja, Lagos State, with Improvised Explosive devices (IEDS).