– Stay vigilant at crowded places and report about suspicious packages and persons during the Eid-el-Fitr celebrations

– The State Security Service (SSS) has listed the areas that may be attacked by terrorists and militants during Eid-el-Fitr
– Stay vigilant at crowded places and report about suspicious packages and persons during the Eid-el-Fitr celebrations
– 14 suspected kidnappers, two members of the Niger Delta Avengers (NDA) and other criminals were arrested across the country
The State Security Service (SSS) has intensified surveillance activities to ensure law and order during the Eid-el-Fitr celebrations.
The intelligence agency also warn general public of potential attacks planned by extremists in different areas of the country. The warning was contained in a press statement issued by the service on Friday, July 1.
It also has given the details of the ongiong operations to detect and detain the members of Niger Delta Avengers and Independent People of Biafra, (IPOB) and other criminals.
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“The general public is aware that in recent days, some States of the Federation have witnessed spate of kidnapping incidents perpetrated by criminal elements in a bid to further their selfish pecuniary and/or criminal interests.
In furtherance of security measures initiated to checkmate this trend, series of special tactical operations were carried out by this Service, where successful arrests of masterminds of these criminal gangs were made by the Service, while their hide-outs were decimated.
On 7th June, 2016, one Kabiru Shuaibu, the ring-leader of a kidnap gang, comprising his accomplices namely: Haruna Saleh, Tukur Shuaibu and Abdulmumuni Adamuna, were arrested by the Service along Murtala Muhammad Bridge, along Lokoja-Abuja Highway, in Lokoja, Kogi State.
The suspects were part of a criminal gang which has been terrorizing innocent citizens in the Northern region of the Federation. During their arrest, a locally-made pistol, seven (7) cartridges, fourteen (14) mobile phones and six hundred and fifteen thousand naira (N615,000) were recovered on them.
On 8th June, 2016, one Reuben Akinbehinje aka Chairman, the ring-leader of a notorious kidnap syndicate, was arrested by this Service in Akure, Ondo State, along with five (5) other members of his gang namely; John Imoleayo Uche, Seun Lajuwon, Seun Iseoluwa Akintayo, Lateef Fayemi Hammed and Saheed Oyewo.

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