The Nigeria army has warned members of the public to be wary of people dressed as “mad people”, especially in the north-east, saying they could be suicide bombers waiting to detonate their explosive devices.
Rabe Abubakar, a brigadier-general and acting director of defense information, issued the warning on Saturday.
“It has come to the notice of the Defense Headquarters (DHQ) that Boko Haram members, in their desperation to cause colossal havoc, have now devised a new method where they dress like mad persons to gain unsuspecting access to public areas to detonate bombs,” Abubakar said in a statement.
The 2 male suicide bombers, dressed like mad women and carried out suicide bomb attack in Gombi, Adamawa state, is instructive in this direction. Five people lost their lives and several others were wounded in the heinous attack by these ungodly people.
The Defense Headquarters therefore urges our fellow good citizens across the country to be wary of mad persons approaching markets, public places or crowded areas so as to nip this ugly trend in the bud.
Nigerians are also enjoined to be security-conscious at all times and should endeavor to report any suspicious person or object to security agencies for prompt action.