Defence HQ: Boko Haram Terrorists Now Disguise As Fruit, Vegetable Vendors To Detonated IEDs In Crowded Areas
The Defence Headquarters on Thursday said it had uncovered the new deceptive tactic employed by Boko Haram terrorists to continue letting off bombs directed at soft targets.
The Defence Headquarters said the terrorists now disguise as fruits and vegetable vendors, while wheeling Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) as groceries into crowded areas before the bombs are then detonated.
A statement by Acting Director, Defence Information, Brigadier General Rabe Abubakar, said the latest ploy by the terrorists help them to evade detection until they move into crowded places where they detonate their explosives for maximum casualties.
Mr. Abubakar said the recent terrorists attack in the North East is a case in point.
According to the Defence spokesman, “Having been effectively dislodged and decimated, the Boko Haram terror group has begun 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”, the statement said.