DSS Alerts Abuja Residents Of Planned Attack By Boko Haram

dssThe Department of State Services (DSS) has alerted Abuja residents over plots by Boko Haram militants to attack Churches, Mosques and Markets, using girls to bomb those places.

A memo by the Director of Security Services, Federal Capital Territory, Mohammed Ibrahim, is urging religious bodies to put their members on the alert.

The memo addressed to the National Presidents of Jama’atu Nasril Islam and the Christian Association of Nigeria asked residents to report suspicious elements around places of worship to the authorities.

On Friday, unidentified suicide bomber detonated explosives during a Shia Muslim procession in Kano, killing 21 people and injuring several.

The blast took place in the village of Dakasoye, about 51km south of Kano.

Bomb Blast Hits Muslim Procession In Kano

bombThe city of Kano has been hit by a suicide bomb blast.

The unidentified suicide bomber detonated the explosives during a Shia Muslim procession.

Twenty-one people have been confirmed killed with several others injured.

The blast took place in the village of Dakasoye, about 51km south of Kano, Nigeria’s second largest commercial city.

The suicide bomber reportedly disguised among the Shiite followers who were processing to Zaria in commemoration of one of their festivals.

Although the Police in Kano State are yet to make an official statement on the attack, the leader of the movement in Kano, Sheikh Muhammad Turi, told our correspondent that his followers apprehended one of the suspects who has been handed over to the Police.

This attack came barely a week after a suicide bomb attack at the popular GSM market in the city.