Chief of Defence Staff, General Gabriel Olonisakin has disclosed a new strategy being implored by female suicide bombers in order to gain access to people’s homes and detonate their bombs.
General Olonisakin revealed that female bombers now get easy access to citizens’ homes by requesting for water to perform ablution, and therefore warned civil populace to be suspicious of such strange females asking for water for ablution or any other favours.
The CDS disclosed the bombers’ new tactics at the end of year 2015 conference with principal staff officers of the Defence Headquarters, maintaining that all those intrigues were calculated ploy to gain access to designated areas to detonate their bombs.
In a statement issued yesterday by the acting Director of Defence Information, Brigadier General Rabe Abubakar, the CDS affirmed his commitment to indivisible Nigeria.
The statement quoted the military chief as stating that the military would continue to fight for the unity of the country, even as he emphasised that Nigeria remained one nation and one destiny.
He maintained that the armed forces were working round the clock in the fight against terrorism, illegal oil bunkering, cattle rustling and other forms of illegalities and crimes plaguing the nation.
The defence spokesman said the CDS used the occasion to advise citizens of the country to be wary of the latest tactics of the terrorists to perpetrate their evil acts, especially in mosques, churches, market places, motor parks and other social gatherings.
General Olonisakin reiterated his resolve to restructure the Defence Headquarters, revealing that the office of Campaign Planning, Coordinating Centre for Naval Component, Theatre Commander and Deputy in Operation Lafiya Dole as well as Theatre Media Office had been established to coordinate the operational activities of the armed forces.
The Theatre Media Office will interface with the media and general public in the North-East.
“The restructuring, according to the CDS, became expedient in order to inject new tactics, operations and robust initiatives to attain efficiency and professionalism in the major operations nationwide where rule of law and human rights are strictly adhered to.
“While thanking the security agencies for their discipline and resilience, the CDS urged them not to relent in their efforts but to maintain the momentum towards purging our nation of bad elements. He also sought the cooperation of all well-meaning Nigerians in the fight against terrorism, adding that the war against insurgency is not for the military and other security agencies alone but for the generality of citizenry for a crime-free society as security is a collective responsibility.
“General Olonisakin therefore commended the troops in the North-East for their sacrifices to their fatherland, promising that their allowances, entitlements and other required logistics would not be denied them to boost their morale for more successes.”

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