Department of State Services (DSS) has alerted the public to a plot by some criminal elements to bomb government infrastructure, markets, worship and relaxation centres among others.
DSS spokesman, Peter Afunanya, in a statement said the criminal gangs had joined forces to recreate the bombings that rocked many parts of the country before 2015.
He said, “The Department of State Services (DSS) hereby draws public attention to plans by criminal elements to return the country to the pre-2015 era reminiscent of IED attacks on soft and hard targets in parts of the country,” the statement reads.
“Though there are already reported cases of such incidents in some areas, the Service has uncovered a ploy by suspected criminal gangs to forge an alliance among themselves with a view to launching further attacks on critical infrastructure and other frequented public places like worship and relaxation centres, especially during and after the holidays and festive celebrations.
“The objective is to achieve some self-serving interests as well as cause fear among the citizenry. The Service, however, recalls its earlier warning that some groups and individuals were plotting to stoke violence in the country.”