Sui­cide bombers now dis­guise as nurs­ing moth­ers, DHQ warns

Weekly Trust - - News - Ron­ald Mu­tum

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.

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