Boko Haram Plans Attack With Explosive- Laden Goats, Donkeys, Camels- FG Raises Alarm


The Federal Government has raised alarm yesterday that Boko
Haram insurgents are planning to attack political rallies, mosques, churches,
Automated Teller Machines, restaurants and other places where people gather
with explosive-laden goats, donkeys, camels and even young boys disguised as cobblers.
Mr Mike Omeri, the Coordinator of the National Information Centre on the war
against terrorism, announced this at a press briefing in Abuja yesterday.

“Available intelligence reports indicate a plan by Boko
Haram to use young male suicide bombers disguised as cobblers to hide
explosives in their tool boxes and detonate them in soft target areas such as
markets, restaurants, ATM locations, political rallies, worship centres, as
well as other public places. Continue…

“Also, there is indication of a plan by this group to use
livestock such as goats, cows, donkeys and camels laden with explosives to
attack chosen targets. In view of these, the general public, including all
persons within and around the aforementioned places, is advised to be vigilant
and mindful of suspicious activities within their environment,” he said.

He however said security agencies and related organisations
had been alerted to take necessary steps to forestall such attacks.

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