A cash reward of N500,000 has been offered to citizens by the Nigerian Army for any information leading to the arrest of suicide bombers or discovery of transit house of bombers as well as factory for making bombs.
This was announced in a statement, on Tuesday by Army spokesman, Brig.-Gen. Sani Usman, stating that the offer is to avail citizens the opportunity to participate in the war against terrorism in Nigeria.
The statement reads:
“The spate of suicide bombings in the North-East and in particular, Maiduguri and Madagali metropolis, is assuming a disturbing proportion.
“Consequently, the Nigerian Army is offering a reward of N500,000 for any information that leads to the arrest of a suicide bomber, the guide to the suicide bomber, or discovery of the transit house or factory of the suicide bombers.
“The offer by the Nigerian Army is to further encourage law abiding citizens to actively join the war against terrorists and our collective security.”
Usman reassured that all information received would be treated with utmost confidentiality and acted upon with despatch.
While stressing the need for citizens to be more vigilant and security conscious in order to save lives and apprehend Boko Haram terrorists and their sponsors, the Nigerian Army applauded the cooperation of the members of the general public so far.
Usman hitherto called on all law abiding citizens to provide useful information to security agencies towards a quicker apprehension of remnants of terrorists still bent on unleashing mayhem on Nigerians.
The Army helplines for anyone with information were given as; Theatre Commander, Operations LAFIYA DOLE, Maiduguri- 09064823221 and General Officer Commanding 7 Division Maiduguri – 09078599985.
The others are: Commander, 7 Division Garrison Maiduguri – 08022375305, Commander, 28 Brigade, Mubi-08065504576 and Commander, 26 Brigade, Gwoza-+234 809 721 1700 (WhatsApp).
Army Public Relations Director, Abuja could also be reached with; 07080217992 and 7 Division Military Intelligence Brigade Commander, Maiduguri on – 09021668444.