Following the reports that Boko Haram insurgents are planning attacks in some states in Nigeria, the Department of State Services (DSS) has issued security advisory to citizens.
This was contained in a statement issued by Muhammed Ghali Idris, Chief Protective Security Officer of the DSS on Monday and obtained by TOS NEWS.
The statement read, “Immediate Security Advisory (ISA) is sent to adhere with the current state of insecurity sweeping across the country lately. Intelligence reports warned of plan by undesirable elements to infiltrate various parts of the country particularly State Capitals, including the Federal Capital Territory, with the view to perpetrate crimes such as abductions and kidnappings for ransom, or as means of getting recruits for terrorist activities.
“Please be advised that intelligence gathered so far related to potential threats nationwide by the unknown perpetrators to cause security breaches.
“No site, precise location or itinerary is known yet however, high security risk areas includes: Bwari, Gwagwalada, Kwali, Kuje, Abaji and Abuja Municipal Area Council.”
“Maintain environmental awareness on your route to and from work.
“Watch out for anything abnormal around your surroundings, avoid and report same immediately. Limit social engagements as much as possible.
“Avoid going out at night. Avoid public drinking places and restaurants especially after close of work. Keep to the main road. Avoid using deserted/lonely routes and dark alleys.
“Be extra careful when using a rented vehicle. Take appropriate security measures when approaching a checkpoint,be prepared to take ambush/counter surveillance measures always.
“Be vigilant at places of worship, markets, motor parks, filling station and shopping malls. Everyone should not panic. The National Security Agencies are already at alert to mitigate the situation.
“Report any incident to Security Unit at the following mobile contact: 08101272302/08025713190.”