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Boko Haram members now ‘disguise as lunatics’

Boko Haram members now ‘disguise as lunatics’
September 12
16:13 2016

The Nigerian Army says information at its disposal shows that some members of the Boko Haram sect now disguise as “mad men and women”.

According to Sani Usman, spokesman of the army, the insurgents deploy the trick in order to gain access to some locations, especially in Maiduguri.

Usman also disclosed that troops foiled a suicide bomb attack at a check point in Dikwa local government area of Borno state.

He said the female suicide bomber was killed while two soldiers and a civilian were injured in the incident.

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“On Sunday 11th September 2016, evening, a suspected female suicide bomber was seen approaching troops check point located at Kara Cattle market axis, towards Antul and Mukdala,  Dikwa local government area, Borno,” he said in a statement.

“She was challenged from afar by the vigilant duty sentry, she refused to stop claiming to be coming from Monguno to see her parents in Dikwa.

“Sensing the direction of approach, was suspicious and abnormal, troops fired a shot at her and the gallant sentry was proven right.

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“She was carrying an explosive device which exploded, killing her instantly and  causing minor injury on two  soldiers and a  Civilian JTF assisting them.”

Usman said the injured soldiers and the civilian were treated and have since continued with their duties.

He said the incident had shown that a few of the remaining insurgents were determined to carry out criminal acts to create panic and insecurity in some areas.

 

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“Consequently, all should be very wary of any seemingly mentally unstable or mad men or women found wandering and report same.

 

“Therefore, it is imperative for all to be more security conscious and vigilant, especially during the Eid festivities and public holidays.’’

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