Yuletide : DSS alert worshippers 


CITIZENS COMPASS —As the nation looks forward to the Yuletide, the Department of State Services (DSS) has advised worship centres to be security conscious.

DSS also advised operators of relaxation centers to follow suit. 

The Director, PR and Strategic Communications, Department of State Services, Peter Afunanya, in a statement on Friday, December 22, 2023, urged Nigerians to report any strange activities, movement

and persons to security operatives.

The statement read, “The Service urges all and sundry to remain law abiding and peaceful during and after the celebrations. It calls on everyone to be security conscious and mindful of his/her environment. Similarly, operators and patrons of recreational/motor parks, fun places, worship centres, supermarkets, and other public spaces should be alert and take appropriate measures to protect their facilities and the users.

In the same vein, the DSS advises citizens and residents to report suspicious persons, movements, parcels, and objects to relevant security agencies. Furthermore, they are encouraged to shun acts of violence, fake news, and any form of divisive tendency, in the interest of public order and national security.

“Therefore, the Service encourages members of the public to use the opportunity of the celebration to promote unity and peaceful coexistence.

“To pass information or make inquiries, the Service may be contacted through its offices at the State Commands, Local Government Formations or Phone Nos: 09153391309, 09153391310, 09088373514; Email:; and Twitter Handle: @OfficialDSSNG.”

He, however, promised that the service will continue to collaborate with sister security and law enforcement agencies and all stakeholders to provide adequate security before, during and after the festive periods.


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