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Fleeing Boko Haram terrorists now disguise as vigilantes, hunters

28 June 2016, 09:41

Abuja - The Defence Headquarters says Boko Haram terrorists are fleeing Sambisa Forest disguised as vigilantes and hunters in their bid to escape arrest from troops.

The Director of Defence Information, Brigadier General Rabe Abubakar, revealed the terrorists’ new tactic in a statement issued in Abuja on Monday.

Abubakar urged the public to beware, adding that the latest tactic was not only for the terrorists to escape arrest but to attack unsuspecting members of the public as was the case in Adamawa.

"Following the coordinated military offensive against the remnants of Boko Haram terrorists in Sambisa Forest, the fleeing terrorists now disguise as vigilantes or hunters to evade easy detection.

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"The terrorists, after being smoked out of Sambisa Forest, in their desperation to wreak havoc on innocent Nigerians and to remain relevant, devised a new tactic of dressing like vigilantes or hunters.

"The case of Kuda-Kaya village in Madadali community of Adamawa where a group of Boko Haram terrorists dressed like vigilantes and opened fire on elated people during a ceremony, readily comes to mind," he said.

Abubakar said: "Members of the public are also advised to be security conscious and report promptly to security agencies any suspicious persons or group in their community."


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