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Eid-el-Kabir: DSS urges Nigerians to be cautious, vigilant

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By Ayorinde Oluokun/Abuja

Nigeria’s secret police, the Department of State Services, DSS has urged Nigerians to be vigilant and observe all necessary security measures during the celebration of the forthcoming Eid-el-Kabir festival.

The DSS said this in a statement by Peter Afunanya, its Director of Public Relations and Strategic Communications, on Saturday.

The DSS also urged operators and patrons of malls, fun places, markets, parks and railway stations among others to be vigilant and ensure strict compliance to physical and other security measures required for public safety.

“They should promptly report suspected movements or breaches to appropriate law enforcement authorities,” the Service said.

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DSS however said it will maintain close collaboration with sister security agencies and indeed other critical stakeholders to ensure smooth and hitch-free celebrations of this year’s Eid-el-Kabir.

The statement reads, “Director General, Management and Staff of the Department of State Services (DSS) wish to felicitate the Muslim Ummah on the occasion of Eid-Al-Adha. While the event is significant for the opportunity it offers for prayers and celebrations, it reminds us of the importance of faith, obedience and generosity. Accordingly, all citizens are enjoined to emulate these characteristics as bases for national transformation and unity. To this end, everyone is urged to show love, not only to their neighbours, but the country at large.

“Also, it is strongly advised that while engaging in religious and social activities during the period, celebrants should be cautious and observe all necessary personal security procedures.

“Similarly, operators and patrons of malls, fun places, markets, parks and railway stations among others are to be vigilant and ensure strict compliance to physical and other security measures required for public safety. They should promptly report suspected movements or breaches to appropriate law enforcement authorities.

“On its part, the Service will maintain close collaboration with sister security agencies and indeed other critical stakeholders to ensure smooth and hitch free celebrations. Meanwhile, the website, dss.gov.ng; email address – [email protected] and Telephone lines +2349153391309;+2349088373514 will remain available to the members of the public who may wish to contact the Service during and after the holidays.

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