Defence Headquarters Abuja said it has come to its knowledge that Boko Haram terrorists have now devised other means of inflicting harm on innocent and defenceless citizens to further their terrorist cause.
A statement by the acting Director Defence Information, Brigadier General Rabe Abubakar, some of such tactics the terrorists now use include crying and feigning pains and shouting to attract sympathy from unsuspecting public.
The military spokesman revealed further that, “When a lot of people of goodwill gather to render help in the process, the suicide bomber detonates bombs which they conceal under their clothes. The recent suicide bombing in Damaturu is instructive.
He said, suicide bombers also used monetary incentives and other inducements especially in crowded places to lure innocent citizens in order to cause colossal damage to both lives and property. The Yola suicide incident is fresh in our memory.
“The Defence Headquarters therefore advises citizens to be wary of such antics of the terrorists who are losing out in their former enclaves and are now desperate to remain relevant by using any means to perpetuate fear in the minds of the populace.
“The Defence Headquarters also warns citizens to be extra vigilant and wary of terrorist malevolence in such places as parks, worship centres and recreation spots, particularly in this festive period. Citizens are advised to report suspicious persons or objects to security agencies for prompt action.

READ ALSO  Police arraign 3 men for allegedly `breaking man’s leg’