Remain calm, DSS urges Nigerians after US Abuja terror threat warning
The Department of State Services (DSS) has reacted to the security advisory issued by the US Embassy in Abuja on Sunday.
The embassy had warned of an elevated risk of terror attacks in Nigeria, specifically in Abuja. It said the targets may include, but are not limited to, government buildings, places of worship, schools, markets, shopping malls, hotels, bars, restaurants, athletic gatherings, transport terminals, law enforcement facilities, and international organizations.
In a terse statement, it said, “The US Embassy will offer reduced services until further notice.
“Actions to Take: Avoid all non-essential travel or movement.
Stay alert. Avoid crowds.
“Review your personal security plans and keep your cell phone charged in case of emergency. Carry proper identification.”
Reacting, the DSS, through the Public Relations Officer. National Headquarters, Peter Afunanya, urged the public to remain calm.
In a statement, he said, “The public may recall that the Service had variously issued similar warnings in the past.
“While advising that necessary precautions are taken by all and sundry, the populace is enjoined to remain alert and assist security agencies with useful information regarding threats and suspicious criminal acts around them. Meanwhile, the Service calls for calm as it works with other law enforcement agencies and stakeholders to maintain peace and order in and beyond Abuja.”