The Nigerian military has written off allegations by the National Orientation Agency, NOA, that terrorist group, Boko Haram is preparing an imminent attack in the southwestern region of the country.
Famosaya said: “They have threatened to deploy cluster bombs in the zone. These cluster bombs are usually housed in discarded metallic materials such as cans of beverages and soft drinks.
“The bombs may be concealed in bags and for it to have more grievous effect, they have planned to deploy these bombs in crowded places such as schools, markets, stadia, churches and mosques.”
The agency warned the general public to watch out for people wearing flowing apparel, as it was the type of cloth they wear to hide their weapons.
In a swift respond, the Nigerian Army on its Facebook page said: “While concerted efforts are being made by the military and other security agencies to contain the menace of terrorism in the North East with tremendous success, it is disheartening to hear of some unfounded rumours of impending terror attack in western parts of the country.
“Those who seek to spread falsehood in order to cause unnecessary panic among the populace are hereby warned to stop forthwith.
“We want to advise the general public to disregard such rumours and go about their normal businesses. Any suspicious or unusual movement of persons should be reported to security agencies as the military is working round the clock to put an end to terrorism.”