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Boko Haram: Insurgents now disguise as vigilantes, hunters — Defence HQ

By Kingsley Omonobi

Abuja—THE Nigerian Army yesterday said following coordinated offensive against the remnants of Boko Haram terrorists in Sambisa Forest, the fleeing terrorists now disguised as vigilantes or hunters to evade easy detection.

File: Arrested Boko Haram kingpin
File: Arrested Boko Haram kingpin

A statement by Brig-General Rabe Abubakar said, “The terrorists, after being smoked out of Sambisa forest, in their desperation to wreak havoc on innocent Nigerians and to remain relevant, devised a new tactic of dressing like vigilantes or hunters to deceive unsuspecting members of the public of their true identity.

”The case of Kuda-Kaya village in Madadali community of Adamawa State where a group of Boko Haram terrorists, dressed like vigilantes, opened fire on celebrants during a ceremony readily comes to mind.

“The general public is hereby advised to be wary of unsubscribed services or presence of vigilantes or hunters in their neighbourhood in order not to ignorantly harbour killer gang in their midst.

”Members of the public are also advised to be security conscious, at all times, and report promptly to security agencies any suspicious persons or group of persons in their community or raise alarm, where and when necessary.”

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