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Eid-el-Fitr: DSS calls for security alert at prayer grounds

Eid-el-Fitr: DSS calls for security alert at prayer grounds

The Department of State Services (DSS) has urged Nigerians, especially Muslims, to remain security conscious at prayer grounds across the country as they mark the Eid-el-Ftri on Wednesday, following the end of the one-month Ramadan fast.

The DSS also advised Nigerians to report suspicious movements around their neighbourhoods to the right authorities. The secret police said they were working with the regular police and other security agencies to ensure a hitch-free Eid-el-Ftri celebration nationwide.

Peter Afunanya, the spokesperson of the DSS in in a message on Tuesday, called for peaceful co-existence among Nigerians and security consciousness.

“Everyone is advised to be security conscious and report suspicious activities to security and law enforcement organisations.

“On its part, the Service will sustain collaboration with sister security agencies and indeed other stakeholders to ensure hitch-free celebrations,” Afunanya said.

He further noted: “The Department of State Services (DSS) wishes to celebrate the Eid-El-Fitr festival with the Muslim Ummah. It congratulates them on the peaceful completion of Ramadan, a period of fasting, prayer and reflection for the Muslim faithful worldwide.

“While joining them to thank Allah for the opportunity to complete this auspicious obligation, the Service shares with them, the core values of the festival which include love, mercy and compassion.

“These morals resonate deeply with the ideals of peace, harmony and generosity that are fundamental to our country’s collective good.

“As this joyous occasion is being commemorated, the Service urges everyone to celebrate responsibly, exemplify the true essence of the event and strive for common humanity based on harmonious coexistence, good conscience and neighbourliness.

“The DSS admonishes citizens to carry forward the spirit of charity, empathy and unity beyond the festivities and abstain from any acts that are capable of undermining these principles.

“Above all, the director-general, management and entire staff of the Department of State Services wish you a peaceful celebration and pray that the season brings joy, goodwill and prosperity to all,” Afunanya said.