The Nigerian Army has revealed some tactics that Boko Haramintends to use to interfere with New Year celebrations in the North-East.
The disclosure was made via a statement released by ColonelMustapha Anka, the spokesperson of anti-terrorist force, Operation Lafiya Dole.
The statement reads in part:
“Attention has been drawn to terrorists’ intention to use beggars to cause mayhem, conceal explosive in bundles of firewood to be placed in crowded and strategic areas within Maiduguri and environs.
“Additionally, the general public should be wary of terrorists’ plan to deceive the populace by way of shouting ‘Boko Haram’ to create panic in order to lure unsuspected members of the public for maximum casualty during and after the New Year celebrations.
“The command wishes to remind the general public to be extra vigilant during and after the New Year celebrations as the ban on bangers and fire crackers is still in force.”