The Nigerian Department of State Services(DSS) has reportedly uncovered a container of explosives in an estate in Abuja.
Residents of the estate located in Lugbe made this known to Sahara Reporters.
A source said Nigeria’s secret police, DSS, ransacked Trademore Estate, where they discovered two pistols in an abandoned apartment allegedly hired by a terrorist.
Also, explosives were also found in boxy container in the estate.
This source, the management of the estate, said in a statement. The statement also charged residents to be on the watch and also report suspicious movements, persons or activities to its executives, street representatives or the police.
The statement reads, “Good Evening Fellow residents, it’s no longer News that there was a High Powered Sting Operation in Phase 3 this afternoon, culminating in a complete shutdown of our estate. A combination of American Army and our DSS team were responsible.
“We are unable to give full details of the reason(s) behind the operation, however, we can confirm that there was an allegation of terrorist activities.
“It is therefore desperately incumbent on every resident to remain vigilant, KNOW YOUR NEIGHBOURS and report any suspicious movement, person or activities to the Exco, Street Reps and/the Police.
“We will continue to do our utmost best to keep the estate safe for all of us. Everyone is responsible for security and there should no iota of abdication of this responsibility. Finally, let’s remain calm and continue to carry out our daily activities within the parameters of the Law.
“I heard they found some boxes with explosives, and there have been ‘stop and check’ in some areas of the estate. God bless and protect us all. Servant Chair. On behalf of the EXCO.”
Officials at the DSS have refused to deny or confirm the incident.
Switch Nigeria had reported that the Federal Government denied a report released by the United States embassy hinting that Nigeria, especially Abuja will soon come under an attack.
Officials of the embassy subsequently vacated the consulate for their safety.