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Friday, January 30, 2015

Boko Haram planning to use livestock, cobblers as suicide bombers – FG

 Boko Haram planning to use livestock, cobblers as suicide bombers – FG

The Federal Government, yesterday, revealed the purported plans by Boko Haram to use male suicide bombers disguised as cobblers (shoe repairers) as well as livestock, like goats, cows, donkeys and camels, to carry out their deadly missions.

According to the Coordinator of the National Information Centre, Mr. Mike Omeri, “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 on soft target areas such as markets, restaurants, ATM locations, political rallies, worship centres as well as other public places.

“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.

“The general public, including all persons operating within and around the aforementioned places, are advised to be vigilant and mindful of suspicious activities in their environment.”

Omeri stressed that the security agencies might arrest persons, who take their livestock to city centres for grazing, as it had posed a security threat to the people.

Vanguard NG

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