Friday, 27 November 2015
Security Alert! Beware, Boko Haram Now Conceal IEDs In Attractive Objects - DHQ
The Nigerian Defence Headquarters has warned the general public not to fall prey to the latest antics of the deadly Boko Haram insurgents who in desperate move to carry out their bombing plans have resorted to concealing Improvised Explosive Devices, IEDs, in attractive objects.
Disclosing this to newsmen yesterday at the Defence Headquarters in Abuja, the Director of Defence Information, DDI, Col. Rabi Abubakar also urged the media to desist from publishing stories based on mere speculation without getting clarification from the military.
The DDI also revealed that the army in partnership with other security agencies have arrested five out of the 100 most wanted Boko Haram terrorists at various locations across the country.
Abubakar appealed to members of the public to be security conscious and resist the temptation of picking any strange thing found around them.
According to Abubakar, “All the things we are doing is to make sure that the populace remain safe from the hands of these Boko Haram terrorists who are now devising different means of fighting through this issue of IED and even some cluster bombs which they conceal in attractive objects and drop on the streets for people to pick.
“We are using this platform to enlighten citizens to make sure that they do not fall victim on what could be avoided.”
While commending the media for contributing immensely to the success of the war against Boko Haram, the DDI appealed to them to always confirm information at their disposal before publishing.
Source: Daily Post