Suicide bombers now disguise as nursing mothers, DHQ warns
The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) in Abuja yesterday warned that suicide bombers now disguise as nursing mothers to evade detection by security personnel. A statement from Defence spokesman, Brigadier General Rabe Abubakar, said the attention of the DHQ had been drawn to the new tactic being adopted by female suicide bombers in the North-East.
“Female suicide bombers are now evading detection by security operatives by carrying babies on their back that ordinarily passes them for innocent nursing mothers. The two recent suicide bomb attacks in Madagali, Adamawa State are instructive in this regard,” Abubakar said.
He appealed to members of the public to be patient and cooperate with the military and other security agencies during security checks to prevent Boko Haram attacks. He added that the usual traffic snarl at military and security check points arising from rigorous security checks were not meant to cause public discomfort or a deliberate action to induce traffic disruptions on roads, but to protect lives and property of innocent citizens.
“Members of the public are therefore urged to always volunteer useful information to the military and other security agencies that would assist in exposing Boko Haram,” he said.