Friday, 15 January 2016

Boko Haram members disguising as fruit sellers – Army

The Defence Authorities have have said that the members of the Boko Haram sect have resorted to disguising themselves as fruit sellers in order to carry out attacks on unsuspecting members of the public.The Director, Defence Information, Brig. Gen. Rabe
Abubakar, said in a statement on

Thursday that the terrorists had come up with a new strategy to hide bombs in carts loaded with fruits to crowded areas.

He said that the insurgents had used that trick to launch attacks on innocent citizens recently in the North East.

Abubakar said the insurgents who had been defeated by the military were desperate to carry out attacks on soft targets in order to remain relevant.

“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 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 North East is a case in point.

“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 statement read in part.

He urged the members of the public to be vigilant and report any suspicious movement ‎to the security agencies.


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