ABUJA — The military has alerted Nigerians on the new strategy by Boko Haram terrorists to cause havoc among the populace by masquerading as fruits and vegetable vendors, wheeling Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) as groceries into crowded areas.
In a statement issued, yesterday, and signed by the Acting Director of Defence Information, Brigadier-General Rabe Abubakar, the military said: “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 Boko Haram terror group has commenced some systematic isolated attacks mainly on soft targets in their desperation to remain relevant.
“The 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.