Defence Headquarters (DHQ) has alerted the general public that the Boko Haram insurgents have resorted to concealing bombs in attractive objects.
Director of Defence Information, DDI, Colonel Rabe Abubakar, who disclosed this, Wednesday, in Abuja at a media briefing, also revealed that after the military has so far arrested five of the ‘100 most wanted Boko Haram terrorists’, at various locations in collaboration with other security agencies.
“All these things we are doing is to make sure the populace remain safe from the hands of this Boko Haram terrorists, who are now devising different means of fighting through this issue of IEDs and even some cluster bombs, which they conceal in attractive objects and drop in the streets for people to pick.
“We are using this platform to enlighten the citizens to make sure that our citizens do not fall victim about what could be avoided.”
Abubakar said the media was also playing fundamental role in helping to ensure the arrest of these terrorists, urging that all information concerning military operations should be carefully verified.
“The more information you give about terrorist activities, the more they thrive, the more they become prominent, the more they become dominant.
“So, we are appealing that this is our country, and the security agencies are Nigerians who are working to serve the Nigerian people. Therefore, it is duty bound as enshrined in the constitution for the citizens to contribute to the ongoing campaign against insurgency,” Abubakar stressed.