The Army has cautioned Nigerians to beware of lunatics as Boko Haram insurgents now disguise as mad men and women to perpetrate their nefarious activities.
A statement issued on Monday in Abuja by the Army spokesman, Col. Sani Usman, urged the general public to be on the lookout as there was reliable information that remnants of the Boko Haram terrorists now disguise as mad men or women in order to gain access to some locations, especially in Maiduguri.
His words: “Consequently, all should be very wary of any seemingly mentally unstable or mad men or women found wandering and report same.
“Therefore, it is imperative for all to be more security conscious and vigilant, especially during the Eid festivities and public holidays.’’
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In a related development, the spokesperson of the military revealed that troops foiled a suicide bomb attack at a check point in Dikwa Local Government Area of Borno.
Usman said: “On Sunday 11th September 2016, evening, a suspected female suicide bomber was seen approaching troops check point located at Kara Cattle market axis, towards Antul and Mukdala, Dikwa Local Government Area, Borno.
“She was challenged from afar by the vigilant duty sentry, she refused to stop claiming to be coming from Monguno to see her parents in Dikwa.
“Troops sensing the direction of approach, was suspicious and abnormal, fired a shot at her and the gallant sentry was proven right.
“She was carrying an explosive device which exploded, killing her instantly and causing minor injury on two soldiers and a Civilian JTF assisting them.’’
Usman said the injured soldiers and the civilian were treated and have since continued with their duties.