The Department of State Service (DSS), has alerted members of the public over plans by extremist groups to attack public and worship centres across the country during the Sallah celebration.
In a statement signed on Friday by Mr. Tony Opuiyo, it also disclosed that they have arrested some suspected IPOB leaders and members of the various insurgent groups, including an ally of Government Ekpemudo, a.k.a Tompolo, as well as kidnap kingpins.
"Also, this Service wishes to alert the general public to be wary of suspicious packages and persons, as celebration of the Eid-el-Fitr approaches.
"The Service is availed of intelligence which indicates threat by extremist elements to attack selected locations across the Federation, particularly parks and congregations of worshippers, in order to further their cause," Opuiyo stated.
He noted that some "States of the of the Federation have witnessed a 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."