The Department of State Services (DSS), Friday, warned the public to be security conscious following the unravelling of plots by terrorists to attack worship and fun centres during Eid-el-Kabir.
Dr Peter Afunanya, spokesman of the service, made this known in a release. He urged operators and patrons of public places, including markets and malls, to be observant and report any suspicious movements and persons to relevant security agencies.
According to him, the secret police had recovered primed Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) from suspected terrorists during a joint operation by the department and its sister security agencies along Abuja-Keffi expressway in Keffi Local Government Area of Nasarawa State.
The operation led to the arrest of a suspected gunrunner; 486 rounds of 7.62 x39mm calibre ammunition, 22 primed IEDs, N31,500, and one Volkswagen Golf car with registration number RBC202XA were recovered during the operation, he stated.
The DSS spokesperson said the hideout of a one-time jailbreaker and notorious gang leader at Ejule in Ofu Local Government Area of Kogi State was also raided by the joint security operations.
During the raid, according to him, the suspect’s gang members engaged the troops in a gun duel, leading to the neutralisation of the gang leader.
DSS, in the statement, assured Nigerians of maximum security, urging the public to partner with sister security agencies for ‘necessary proactive drills to frustrate criminals and their activities’.