DSS Should Go Beyond Issuing Alerts, Apprehend Terrorists Before They Strike – Christian Association, CAN | #NwokeukwuMascot
The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has urged Nigeria Secret Service, the Department of State Services (DSS) to go after terrorists and criminals inflicting pains on Nigerians, rather than just issuing security alerts at festive periods.
CAN said it had become a conventional activity of the nation’s secret police to announce security alerts during festive periods, while urging them to institute preventive mechanisms against the attacks of terrorists and criminals.
The Chairman of CAN Kaduna Chapter, Reverend Joseph John Hayab, said this in reaction to the security agency’s alert earlier that terrorists were planning to attack religious and fun places during the Eid Kabir festival.
Hayab said, “This alert like many in the past has always come when festivities are around the corner. We hope and pray it is not diversionary. The DSS as a secret agent should go after the terrorists or criminals before they will execute their plans.
“Nigerians are already traumatised and should not be further placed on another trauma. Thank God we have a new government and new security chiefs have just been appointed except that of the DSS.”
According to Vanguard, the clergyman added, “Nigerians will love to see proactive measures, not reactive statements. Everybody, therefore, needs to be on alert so that when you see something, say something.”
“After all, security is everybody’s business, everyone should join hands to free our country from all security challenges through strategic action, not propaganda.”