The Nigerian Security Service (DSS) has issued a statement warning of possible bomb attacks on churches during the Christmas and New Year celebrations.
A press release issued by the DSS said it had uncovered a conspiracy by some miscreants to plant bombs in public places across the country. During the Christmas and New Year celebrations. The commission’s spokesman, Peter Ifunanya, announced, calling on all Nigerians to be vigilant and report any untoward incident to the security operatives.
The Kaduna State chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has reiterated its call for more security forces across the country to protect lives and the world. The President of the Kaduna State Christian Association, Rev. John Joseph Hayab, says they need to see all security stakeholders redouble their efforts to deal with any threat of attack.
The Christian leader also advised his brothers to reduce congestion and take steps to avoid contracting coronavirus. He said they had instructed all church teachers to make sure that they reduce the amount of time spent in worship and persuade their followers to impose restrictions on covering their faces, washing their hands regularly, and giving distance to the community.
Imam Dr. Muhammad Nurayn Ashafa is the chairman of the Interfaith Dialogue Movement in Nigeria and has been advising on addressing these attacks. He further urged the public to abide by the rules laid down by the security agencies to avoid loss of life and property and for followers to report anything they do not recognize. By this time, young Muslims have begun sending Christmas and New Year greetings to their Christian friends to forge closer ties to end ethnic, political, and religious strife.