Boko Haram Lures People Together To Bomb, Army Alerts

Boko Haram Lures People Together To Bomb, Army Alerts

Chris Steven, Abuja
The dreaded Boko Haram has devised another means of attacking soft targets by luring people together before detonating bombs carried by suicide bombers, the Army Headquarters have said.

A press statement issued in Abuja by the acting ‎Director Defence Information, Brigadier Abubakar Rabe Abubakar said one of the tactics was to cry and feign pains by shouting to attract sympathy from unsuspecting people and then detonate bombs concealed under the cloths.

The statement which said this tactic has recently been used in Damaturu, Yobe state also said ‎suicide bombers used monetary incentives and other inducements especially in crowded places to lure innocent citizens in order to cause colossal damage to both lives and property.

This, the Army Headquarters said was used in Yola suicide incident recently.
“It has come to the knowledge of the Defence Headquarters that Boko Haram terrorists have now devised other means of inflicting harm on innocent citizens to further their terrorist cause.

Some of such tactics they now use include crying and feigning pains and shouting to attract sympathy from unsuspecting public. When a lot of people of goodwill gather to render help in the process, the suicide bomber detonates bombs which they conceal under their clothes. The recent suicide bombing in Damaturu is instructive.

Similarly, suicide bombers used monetary incentives and other inducements especially in crowded places to lure innocent citizens in order to cause colossal damage to both lives and property. Yola suicide incident is fresh in our memory.

The Defence Headquarters therefore advises citizens to be wary of such antics of the terrorists who are losing out in their former enclaves and are now desperate to remain relevant by using any means to perpetuate fear in the minds of the populace.

The Defence Headquarters also warns citizens to be extra vigilant and weary of terrorist malevolence in such places as parks, worship centres and recreation spots particularly in this festive period. Citizens are advised to report suspicious persons or objects to security agencies for prompt action.” the statement said