- The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) has alerted the general public of the new modus operandi of the Boko Haram terrorists
- The DHQ says worship places are now targeted at dawn
- The DHQ released the statement on Thursday, January 19
The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) has alerted the general public of the new modus operandi of the Boko Haram terrorists.
In a statement released yesterday, January 19 by the DHQ spokesman, Brigadier-General Rabe Abubakar said the terrorists are now targeting worshipers and other soft vulnerable places at dawn.
The DHQ reminded citizens, especially those in the North-east, to be conscious of this development and to equally put in place other measures including but not limited to deploying vigilante and other security apparatus during worship session with a view to complementing the efforts of the military and other security agents.
The statement affirmed that while the military will continue to maintain high level of security presence in and around the region including stop and search on suspected individuals and vehicles to avert any unforeseen circumstances, the public should to be extra vigilant, especially in worship places and other vulnerable areas at dawn.
“This appeal becomes imperative, especially now that Boko Haram sect has been dislodged from their erstwhile enclaves in Sambisa forest and is now on the loose, constituting threat to our innocent citizens,” the statement noted.
The statement is coming barely two weeks after the DHQ declared that Boko Haram is gone forever, having been wiped out from the Sambisa forest.