Again, Nigerian military raises alarm on suicide bombers’ new tactics

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Chief of Defence Staff, Major-General Abayomi Olonisakin

The Defence Headquarters has alerted the general public on the new modus operandi of suicide bombers

A statement by the spokesman of the Defence Headquarters, Rabe Abubakar, the suicide bombers are now targeting worship places, worshipers and other soft targets.

“The unfortunate suicide attacks in Madagali in Adamawa State and the University of Maiduguri in Borno State are recent occurrences in this direction.

“In view of this, the DHQ is reminding our citizens, especially those in the North East, to be conscious of this development and to equally take other measures including but not limited to deploying vigilante and other security apparatus during worship session with a view to complementing  the efforts of the military and other security agents.

“While the military will continue to maintain high level of security presence in and around North East including stop-and-search on suspected individuals and vehicles to avert any unforeseen circumstances, public is urged to be extra vigilant, especially in worship places and other vulnerable areas at dawn.

“This appeal becomes imperative, especially now that Boko Haram sect has been dislodged from their erstwhile enclaves in Sambisa forest and is now on the loose, constituting threat to our innocent citizens,” Mr. Abubakar, a brigadier-general, added.

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