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DSS Dismisses False Reports About Terrorists' Movements and Attacks on Luxury Buses

DSS Dismisses False Reports About Terrorists' Movements and Attacks on Luxury Buses

The attention of the Department of State Services (DSS) has been drawn to false reports being circulated on the social media

The directorate of state service has advised Nigerians to ignore reports that the Service raised alarm over the alleged movement of terrorists into the FCT and other parts of Southern and Middlebelt regions of Nigeria. 

In a statement signed by its public relations officer, Peter Afunannaya, the service also denied drawing the attention of the public to another misleading report that relates to the alleged hijack of luxury buses of three major transport companies on the Lokoja-Okene Road by persons suspected to be championing an ethnic agenda.

The statement said the alerts purportedly issued by the Service on the arrival of Boko Haram and other terrorist elements to the aforementioned places has been in circulation since 2013 when it was first created by mischief makers whose handiwork is to cause chaos, was to deceive and incite unsuspecting persons.

 It, therefore, urged the general public to disregard the fallacious narratives and reports in their entirety as they are non-existent reports meant to undermine national security for the achievement of some ulterior goals. 

The Service frowns at the continuous exploitation of social, religious and tribal differences by purveyors of doom to ignite extreme violent actions among the populace. 

The statement said security and law enforcement agencies are totally committed to sustaining maximum efforts in ensuring public safety in the Nation.

It said the Service will continue to collaborate with sister agencies to ensure adequate protection for the people, government and critical infrastructure and will also not fail to make defaulters face, within the ambit of the law, consequences of their illicit activities.

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