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As Muslims across the globe prepare for this year’s Eid-el-fitri celebration, the Department of State Services (DSS), on Tuesday, counselled Muslim faithful across the country to be security conscious at all the prayer grounds, adding that they should report any suspicious movement to security agents when noticed and that it is working closely with the Nigeria Police Force and other sisters agencies to ensure hitch-free Sallah celebration.

The Informant247 reports that Muslims across the globe will on Wednesday observe obligatory two-rakat prayers to signal the end of 30 days of Ramadan fasting.

In its Sallah celebration message, the spokesman of the secret police, Peter Afunanya, urged Nigerians to live together peacefully, which will always resonate with peaceful coexistence.

“Everyone is advised to be security conscious as well as report suspicious activities to security and law enforcement organisations.

“On its part, the Service will sustain collaboration with sister security agencies and indeed other stakeholders to ensure hitch-free celebrations,” Afunanya said, stressing that everyone should celebrate responsibly.

He added, “The Department of State Services (DSS) wishes to celebrate the Eid-El-Fitr festival with the Muslim Ummah. It heartily congratulates them on the peaceful completion of the Ramadan, which is a period of fasting, prayer and reflection for the Muslim faithful worldwide.

“While joining them to thank Allah for the opportunity to complete this auspicious obligation, the Service shares with them, the core values of the festival, which include love, mercy and compassion.

“These morals resonate deeply with the ideals of peace, harmony and generosity that are fundamental to our country’s collective good.

“As this joyous occasion is being commemorated, the Service urges everyone to celebrate responsibly, exemplify the true essence of the event and strive for common humanity based on harmonious coexistence, good conscience and neighbourliness.

“The DSS admonishes citizens to carry forward the spirit of charity, empathy and unity beyond the festivities and abstain from any acts that are capable of undermining these principles.

“Meanwhile, the Website, www.dss.gov.ng; Email address- [email protected] and Telephone lines +234915 339 1309; +234 908 837 3514 remain available to the members of the public who may wish to contact the Service during and after the holidays.

“Above all, the Director General, Management and entire Staff of the Department of State Services (DSS) wish you a peaceful celebration and pray that the season brings joy, goodwill and prosperity to all.”

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