The Nigerian Defence Headquarters has warned citizens of new methods being employed by terrorist sect, Boko Haram to carry out deadly attacks.
‘Terrorists now pretend to be fruit, vegetable sellers,’ DHQ warns
According to the DHQ, the insurgents had resorted to posing as fruit and vegetable sellers and hiding explosives under food carts so as to catch victims unawares.
This was disclosed on Thursday, January 14, 2016, via a statement released by the acting Director of Defence Information, Brigadier General Rabe Abubakar.
“The Nigerian Military authorities have discovered that the Boko Haram terrorists are determined to continue letting off bombs and have resorted to masquerading as fruits and vegetable vendors wheeling Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) as groceries into crowded areas.”
“The terrorists now hide IEDs under vegetable wares in carts and wheelbarrows and move to crowded places where they detonate them for maximum casualties. The recent terrorists attack in the North East is a case in point.”
“Having been effectively dislodged and decimated the BH terror group has begun some systematic isolated attacks mainly on soft targets in their desperation to remain relevant.”
“Defence Headquarters hereby advises the general public to constantly be alert to this latest terrorist tactics and to report promptly any suspicious persons or objects to the nearest security agency.”
“While commending the general public and the media for their continuous support so far, all citizens are once again reminded that security is everybody’s concern therefore, they should join hands with the security agencies to eliminate the remnant of the terrorists.”
Meanwhile, the Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai has said that Boko Haram has been defeated.
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