The Department of State Services, DSS has urged the general public to be at alert as terrorists might have devised plans to disguise as nuns in the bid to carry out suicide bombings.
The warning was contained in a statement issued on Saturday morning by the Deputy Director, Public Relations of the DSS, Marilyn Ogar. She stated that unknown persons broke into a shop in Kano and stole Reverend Sisters’ outfits.
Below is the full text of the statement:
“On 20th August, 2014, about 0400 hours, some unidentified persons broke into a tailoring shop located at No.55 Odutola Street, Sabon Gari, Kano, and stole about thirteen (13) pieces of Catholic Church Reverend Sisters’ regalia. With the recent trend of female suicide bombings in the country, the theft of these regalia heightens concerns about the possibility of terrorist elements using same to perpetrate acts of terror.
Consequently, this Service wishes to draw the attention of the public to this development and to call on all citizens to be more circumspect and exercise greater vigilance with users of such peculiar attires. We therefore enjoin all to continue to cooperate with law enforcement agencies through the provision of useful information on suspicious activities within their immediate environment. This Service will continue to collaborate with all stakeholders as we strive to keep our country safe”.