The Defence Headquarters has released a statement alerting Nigerians of the new tactics Boko Haram members now employ.
According to the statement signed by the Defence Director of Information, Brigadier General Rabe Abubakar, the sect members, mostly those that have been kicked out of Sambisa forest, have resorted to disguising as menial workers to carry out their attacks.
The statement read:
“The Defence Headquarters wishes to alert members of the public of another antic being employed by the escaping Boko Haram terrorists that were smoked out of Sambisa forest by the combined efforts of the Nigerian Armed Forces.
“Available information indicates that some fleeing Boko Haram terrorists are now disguising as menial workers to melt into communities and towns with a view to organising terrorists attack against our innocent citizens. The unfortunate recent incidents in Madagali and Maiduguri are instructive.
“The Defence Headquarters therefore advises citizens to be on the alert and be wary of these tricks of the defeated terrorists who are hell-bent on remaining relevant inspite of their lost battle.
“This sensitisation becomes necessary now to create security awareness to our citizens to be conscious of some strange faces that could take menial jobs in their communities or towns, especially now that festivities are around the corner.”
Adamawa state government said it is considering a temporary review of the use of hijab in security prone areas of the state as a result of the recent increase in cases of suicide bombers.
The state’s Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Ahmad Sajoh, disclosed this on on Saturday while addressing journalists on the outcome of an emergency security meeting held against the backdrop of the twin bomb blasts on Friday, December 9, in Madagali market which led to the death of many people, leaving many others injured.
Sajoh, said the state governor, Muhammadu Bindow would have a meeting with members of Adamawa Muslim Council and other stakeholders to discuss the possibility of banning the use of hijab as a temporary measure of checkmating a re-occurrence of such incident.
This was because those that carried out the Madagali suicide attack were covered with hijab.