The Department of State Security (DSS) yesterday raised the alarm that criminal elements were planning to bomb worship places and public infrastructure reminiscent of pre-2015 Improvised Explosive Devices (IED) attacks on churches and other public utilities.
In a statement by its spokesman, Peter Afunanya made available to newsmen in Abuja on Tuesday.
The statement said the Service has uncovered a ploy by suspected criminal gangs to forge an alliance among themselves with a view to launching further attacks on critical infrastructure and other frequented public places like worship and relaxation centres, especially during and after the holidays and festive celebrations.
He, however, reiterated its earlier warning that some groups and individuals were plotting to stoke violence in the country.
According to the statement, consequently, the Service warned patrons, owners, and managers of the aforementioned public places to be wary of this development and implement basic security measures to deter the threats and assured them that it was committed to the disruption of the dastardly act.
The service added that it will continue to partner with other security agencies to ensure that necessary drills are emplaced in order that public peace and order are not jeopardized.
He enjoined residents to go about their lawful businesses and share, with security and law enforcement agencies, useful information on the activities of criminals.