Lagos - The Nigerian Army says it has discovered a new tactic used by Boko Haram insurgents to infiltrate large crowds of people and attracting them while setting off suicide bombs to cause as much destruction as possible, Naij reports.
Acting director of army public relations, Sani Usman confirmed that the insurgents are now acting as mentally unstable people to enter into populated areas and to attract attention.
"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," Usman said in a statement.
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According to a report by News24, Troops killed a suspected female suicide bomber targeting a military checkpoint in Borno State.
The incident happened at Kara Cattle market axis, at Dikwa Local Government Area.
Confirming the report on Monday morning, Usman, said the suspected female suicide bomber was seen approaching troops’ checkpoint but when challenged from afar by the 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 while her Person Borne Improvised Explosive Device
(PBIED) exploded killing her instantly and causing minor injury on two soldiers and a Civilian joint taskforce member assisting them.
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- News24 Nigeria