DSS, Embassies Issue Alert On Likely Terror Attacks In Abuja
Tension has gripped Abuja, as the US Embassy and other diplomatic missions, alerted of a possible terrorists attacks in the Federal Capital Territory, this week.
The Embassy says the likely targets, include government buildings, places of worships, schools, markets, bars, restaurants, athletic gatherings, transport terminals, shopping malls, international organizations and law enforcement facilities.
Department of Security Service (DSS) in a statement on Sunday night, recalled it had in the past issued a similar alerts, and asks residents in Abuja to be cautious.
DSS in the statement by its spokesman, Dr. Peter Afunaya, says it is working with other security agencies to maintain the peace.
It calls for useful information on threats and suspicion around them.
Also, Defence Headquarters says the intelligence community is aware of the threat before it spread to the diplomatic missions.
But the spokesman of the Defence Headquarters, Major General Jimmy Akpor, said the intelligence had put mechanism in place to address it, but keep it off the media so as not to stoke fear among members of the public.