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Terrorists on horseback plant landmines in Northeast

27 April 2016, 10:32

Abuja - The Defence Headquarters has alerted the general public on latest tactics employed by the Boko Haram to unleash terror particularly in the Northeast.

 The insurgents have allegedly laid landmines on stretches of farm land and now operate on horses to carry out attacks on isolated villages and communities along fringes of borders in the region.

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“The Defence Headquarters wishes to inform the general public particularly those in the Northe that in their desperation to unleash terror on the people, the fleeing remnant terrorists have laid land mines on stretches of farm land,” Acting Director Defence Information Brig Gen Rabe Abubakar, said.

“It is also instructive to alert the public that terrorists now operate with horses to carry out attacks on isolated villages and communities along fringes of our borders in the Northeast. A recent attack using horses readily come to mind in this regard,” Abubakar said.

The Defence spokesman added that these latest tactics of the terrorists were designed to cause fear and panic among the farmers as well as the local populace.

He said security forces would continue on terrorists’ trail until they were completely flushed out of the country.

“While the military and other security forces are doing everything possible to neutralise these mine threats. Individuals and citizens are advised to be mindful of strange and suspicious objects in their farmlands and localities as well as be weary of those coming on horses as they can be terrorists.”

- CAJ News


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