Chris Steven, Abuja
Worried by the spate of suicide bombings in the North East, particularly in Maiduguri and Madagali metropolis the Nigerian Army has offered a reward of the sum of N500,000 for any information that leads to the arrest of a suicide bomber, the guide to the suicide bomber, or discovery of the transit house or factory of the suicide bombers.
A statement by the Director of Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Sani Kukasheka Usman said the spate of suicide bombings in these places has assumed a disturbing proportion.
The offer, according to him, is to further encourage law abiding citizens to actively join the war against terrorists and collective security.
The Army Spokesperson then gave out the following numbers for immediate response: 1. Theatre Commander, Operations LAFIYA DOLE, Maiduguri- 09064823221. 2. General Officer Commanding 7 Division Maiduguri- 09078599985. 3. Commander, 7 Division Garrison Maiduguri-08022375305 4. Commander, 28 Brigade, Mubi-08065504576. 5. Commander, 26 Brigade, Gwoza-+234 809 721 1700 (WhatsApp) 6. Director, Army Public Relations, Abuja-07080217992. 7. Commander, 7 Division Military Intelligence Brigade Maiduguri-09021668444.
He gave assurance that all information received would be treated with utmost confidentiality and acted upon with despatch.
“While we appreciate the cooperation of the members of the general public so far, there is the need to be more vigilant and security conscious to save lives and apprehend Boko Haram terrorists and their sponsors.
Once again we call on all law abiding citizens to provide useful information to security agencies towards a quicker apprehension of remnants of terrorists still bent on unleashing mayhem on Nigerians. ” He said