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Eid-el-Fitr: DSS uncovers terrorists’ plan to bomb praying grounds

The Department of State Services said it had uncovered a sinister plan by suspected terrorists to stage series of coordinated attacks using explosives in different cities across the country during the Eid-el-Fitr.

It said the aim of the suspected terrorists was to hit soft targets such as markets, public parks, public processions, recreation centres, as well as worship areas during the Sallah celebration.

The agency said that the terrorists’ plan was to unleash mayhem on Kano, Sokoto, Kaduna and Maiduguri.

A director in the agency, Mr. Nnana Nnochiri, who briefed journalists in Abuja on Friday, however, said Nigerians should not worry about the planned attacks, saying they had been nipped in the bud.

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