Following the new dimension introduced by Boko Haram in its terror attacks, the Borno State Police Command has issued a statement calling on members of the public to beware of ladies covered with hijab and standing by the roadsides or asking to be assisted to find a direction to a particular place, as those ladies might have suicide bomb vests concealed under their dress.
A statement by the Police Public Relations Officer, Gideon Jubrin (DSP) in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital stated: “the Borno State police command wish to congratulate the Muslim faithful on the celebration of the Ei-del-Fitri, which took place without any incident.
“The command however still cautions residents to be wary of strange females wearing hijabs and moving around crowded places as some of them may be hiding explosives in their under garments with the intention of causing harm to unsuspecting residents”.
DSP Jubrin said residents who sighted such persons should immediately alert the relevant security operatives for proper action.
The latest security warning is coming on the heels of suspension of vehicular movements in Maiduguri metropolis by the military based on intelligence reports that insurgents were planning on causing havoc by detonating cars rigged with IEDs during the Eid-el-Fitri celebrations. The ban was lifted yesterday.