Suicide bombers disguise as nursing mothers-DHQ


Nigeria's Chief of Defence Staff, General Abayomi Olonisakin.

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The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) has warned that suicide bombers now disguise as nursing mothers to avoid detection by security personnel.

A statement on Friday by Defence spokesman, Brigadier General Rabe Abubakar said the attention of the DHQ has been drawn to a new tactic being adopted by female suicide bombers in the North East.

He said: “the Female suicide bombers are now evading detection from security operatives by carrying babies on their back, that ordinarily pass them for innocent nursing mothers.  The two recent suicide bomb attacks in Madagali, Adamawa State are instructive in this regard.”

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He appealed the public to be patient and cooperate with the military and other security agencies while carrying out thorough security search and checks as the essence is to nip in the bud the murderous intention of the Boko Haram suicide bombers.

He further said the usual traffic “go-slow” at military and security check points as a result of rigorous security checks are not meant to cause public discomfort or a deliberate action to induce traffic disruptions on our roads, but an effort put in place towards protecting the lives and properties of our innocent citizens.

“Members of the public are therefore urged to always volunteer useful information to the military and other security agencies that would assist in exposing Boko Haram and their evil machinations in our society and to make our communities safe and secure for all to live.” The DHQ stated.

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