In a bid to sensitise the public, the Nigeria defence headquarters (DHQ) has advised citizens to be vigilant, most especially around mobile grocery vendors, as Boko Haram now conceals bombs in vegetables.
This was contained in a statement, by Defence Spokesman, Col. Abubakar Rabe, he said: “In continuation with the sensitisation of our citizens on the devilish strategy of the terrorists, the Nigerian Military authorities have discovered that the Boko Haram terrorists are determined to continue letting off bombs and have resorted to masquerading as fruits and vegetable vendors, wheeling Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) as groceries into crowded areas,”
“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 northeast is a case in point,” he said.
“Having been effectively dislodged and decimated, the BH 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.
“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.”