The Nigerian Defence Headquarters (DHQ) has on Sunday raised an alarm that it had uncovered plots by the Islamic terror group, Boko Haram, to carryout large-scale bombings during the forthcoming Ramadan festival.
The Acting Director Defence Information, Brig. Gen. Rabe Abubakar, who brought this revelation to light, said that the insurgents had a plan to carry out massive bomb attacks during early morning and evening prayers in the month of Ramadan.
The statement read: “Information available to this Headquarters indicated plans by terrorists to use the Ramadan period which usually attracts gathering of large number of persons during morning and evening worships and prayers to carryout large-scale bombings.
Against this background, the Defence Headquarters wishes to once again advise the general public to be watchful of strange persons and objects in their localities particularly, around places of worships and to promptly report same to security agencies.
It is further to advise that adequate security and surveillance be evolved by respective places of worship to forestall any unwholesome acts by some unscrupulous elements.
The DHQ wishes to reassure law abiding citizens to go about their normal businesses while efforts are being made to eliminate the remnants of the terrorists from their hideouts as well as addressing other security challenges in the country.”