The Nigerian Army has revealed that Boko Haram insurgents have employed the strategy of hiding their true sexual identity in order to carry out their attacks.
Acting Director Defence Information, Bigadier General Rabe Abubakar, in a statement on Friday, said: “Female bombers now dress in men attire to have access to mosque unhindered to detonate their bombs. The latest suicide attack in the mosque at Molai Umurari village in Borno State is instructive in this regard.”
“Therefore, members of the public are hereby advised to be wary of suspicious persons, irrespective of sex at worship places, markets and public entertainment centres.”
“Having been effectively dislodged and decimated, the splinter cells of the remnant Boko Haram terror group still engage in some systematic isolated attacks, mainly on soft targets in their desperation to remain relevant.”
“The Defence Headquarters hereby advises the general public to constantly be on alert to this latest terrorist tactics and to report promptly any suspicious persons or objects to the nearest security agency.”