DSS calls for vigilance during Sallah, arrests gunmen two in Kano
Nigeria’s secret police has urged citizens to be vigilant and security conscious during the Eid festivities.
The spokesman of the secret police, Dr Peter Afunanya who gave the advisory also disclosed that some gunmen were arrested in Kano city.
According to Afunanya, “The Department of State Services (DSS) hereby informs the public that it has arrested two gunmen in Kano today, April 20, 2023. Items seized from the duo are two AK-47 assault rifles; two Empty AK47 Magazines; a red boxer motorcycle and a sack of yams in which the guns were concealed.
“The suspects were on transit to deliver the arms for a planned attack in one of the States in Northern Nigeria. This development underscores the need for citizens to be extra vigilant and report any unusual or suspicious movements, persons or acts to the security agencies nearest to them.
“Operators and patrons of fun, hospitality and tourism centres are enjoined to be cautious during the festive periods. They should scale up measures to ensure the safety of their facilities.
“However, the Service wishes the Muslim faithful, peaceful and joyous Eid al-fitr celebrations. It pledges to work with sister agencies and other stakeholders to emplace adequate security during and after the events.”