The Nigerian Army has issued a security warning to Nigerians, disclosing a new strategy employed by Boko haram in their attacks.
A statement signed by the Deputy Director Army Public Relations, Colonel Mustapha Anka, reveals that the terrorists send suicide bombers to knock on houses, and when answered, they detonate their explosive vests.
The general public has hitherto been advised to be cautious and wary of strange persons knocking on their doors as it may be the remnants of Boko Haram insurgents scheme to unleash terror on their unsuspecting victims.
The Press release reads in full:
“This is to draw the attention of the general public to recent trend used by desperate remnants of Boko Haram Terrorists (BHT).
“Recently, two female suicide bombers knocked at the door of one Bulama and Usman about 200 meters apart in Kalari general area of Maiduguri.
“The daughter of the Bulama opened the door, while the Usman himself opened his own door immediately the suicide bombers detonated their suicide vest, in the process killing the unsuspected little girl, Usman including the two female suicide bombers.
“The general public is hereby advised to be cautious and weary of strange persons knocking at their doors. Security is a collective responsibility; the public is to engage in neighborhood watch.
“Suspicious movement of persons should be reported to security agents without any delay. The public is once again reminded that curfew is still enforced by 10pm daily, any defaulter will be prosecuted accordingly.
“You are please requested to disseminate this information to the public through your medium. Thank you for your usual cooperation.”
Meanwhile, the Nigerian Army has released 1,250 Boko Haram suspects who have been adjudged not to have any link with the insurgency group. The suspects after being cleared were released in seven batches.
Brigadier-General Victor Ezugwu, the General Officer Commanding (GOC) 7 division of the Nigerian Army announced this on Monday, when he was visited by the head of sub-delegation of ICRC, Beat Mosimann, at the Maimalari Cantonment in Maiduguri.