The Adamawa State government has begun a public enlightenment campaign in the state on how to identify a potential suicide bomber.
The campaign, sponsored by the Adamawa State Security Council, includes jingles on radio and television stations as well as distribution of English and Hausa language pamphlets on how to recognize a suicide bomber.
Adamawa is one of the North-east states worse-hit by the Boko Haram insurgency.
One of the posters being distributed by a team from the state Ministry of Information led by the commissioner, Ahmad Sajoh, now on advocacy visit to traditional rulers in local government areas, contain 16 points on security awareness and how to identify a bomber, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.
According to the poster, a suicide bomber could, among others, be identified based on appearance and behaviours as he moves towards his target.
“(He or she) wears loose clothing giving the impression that the body is disproportionally larger than the head or feet.
“(He or she) appears to be focused and vigilant and may be fervently praying to him/herself- giving the appearance of whispering to someone.
“(He or she) Displays no response to authoritative voice or direct salutation.
“(He or she) Demonstrates forceful action (to reach a desired target by pushing their way through a crowd or restricted area)”, the poster read in part.
It also provided security hotlines for people to call in case of any emergency.
The special lines include: 08021366660 and 09038800688.