The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) yesterday alerted Nigerians to the new antics by Boko Haram Terrorists to carry out suicide bomb attacks in the country.
The DHQ said the suicide bombers now disguise as mad persons with a view to gaining access to their target to detonate bombs
The warning to be conscious of this new devious tactics by Boko Haram came on the heels of Friday’s attack in Gombi Adamawa State, where two male suicide bombers dressed like mad men gained access to the crowded market in the town to detonate bombs.
Five people lost their lives in the incident and several others were wounded.
The acting Director of Defence Information, Brigadier General Rabe Abubakar, in a statement, said: “It has come to the notice of the Defence Headquarters that Boko Haram, in their desperation to cause colossal havoc, have now devised a new method where they dress like mad persons to gain unsuspecting access to public areas to detonate bombs”.
The Defence spokesman said it has become imperative for Nigerians to be wary of mad persons approaching markets, public places or crowded areas so as to nip this ugly trend in the bud.
He added: “Nigerians are also enjoined to be security conscious at all times and should endeavour to report any suspicious person or object to security agencies for prompt action”.