The Department of State Security, DSS, has reacted to reports of terrorists moving in the Federal Capital Territory and other states in Nigeria.
According to the DSS through its spokesman Peter Afunaya, the report alongside that which says major transport companies were hijacked on the Lokoja-Okene road are false.
The DSS also debunked claims that bandits hijacked GUO, Ezenwata and Young Shall Grow vehicles.
Afunaya also revealed that the reports had been in existence since 2013 “when it was first created by mischief makers whose handiwork is to cause chaos”.
“DSS wishes to dismiss them as non-existent and therefore describe them as a figment of the imagination of their creators”, he noted.
“The elusive stories are merely designed by some zealots to instigate ethno-religious and political crises of violent and destructive dimensions across the country.
“It has, however, become obvious that the main aim of engaging in these undesirable actions is to also undermine national security for the achievement of some ulterior goals.
“The Service frowns at the continuous exploitation of social, religious and tribal differences by purveyors of doom to ignite extreme violent actions among the populace.
“While security and law enforcement agencies are totally committed to sustain maximum efforts in ensuring public safety in the Nation, citizens are enjoined to disregard these deceitful reports that do not emanate from the Service and go about their normal businesses.
“Considering that security is a collective responsibility of all and sundry, everyone is advised to be more committed in this regard and report suspicious persons to relevant security agencies nearest to them.”