The Nigerian Army has raised alarm that Boko Haram insurgents now dress as lunatics to detonate bombs in public places.
A statement by acting director of Defence Information, Brigadier-General Rabe Abubakar, said the Friday bomb attack in Adamawa State was carried out by terrorists who disguised as mentally deranged persons.
“It has come to the notice of the Defence Headquarters (DHQ) that Boko Haram, in their desperation to cause colossal havoc, have now devised a new method where they dress like mad persons to gain unsuspecting access to public areas to detonate bombs.
“The two male suicide bombers, dressed like mad women and carried out suicide bomb attack in Gombi, Adamawa State, is instructive in this direction.
“Five people lost their lives and several others were wounded in the heinous attack by these ungodly people.
“The Defence Headquarters therefore urges our fellow good citizens across the country to be wary of mad persons approaching markets, public places or crowded areas so as to nip this ugly trend in the bud.
“Nigerians are also enjoined to be security conscious at all times and should endeavour to report any suspicious person or object to security agencies for prompt action,” the statement said.