Boko Haram Planning Large Scale Bombings During Ramadan – DHQ

IEDsAs Muslims look forward to the month of Ramadan, the Defence Headquarters (DHQ) has called for vigilance due to what it said was Boko Haram’s plan to carry out bomb attacks during the period.
The Director of Defence Information, Rabe Abubakar, who made the call in a statement yesterday, said information available to the Nigerian military indicate that there plans by insurgents to use the Ramadan period, which usually attracts gathering of large number of persons, to carry out large scale bombings.
“Against this background, the Defence Headquarters (DHQ) wishes to once again advice the general public to be watchful of strange persons and objects in their localities”, he said.
Mr. Abubakar, a Brigadier General, urged vigilance especially around places of worship and to promptly report same to security agencies.
“This is to also advice that adequate security and surveillance be evolved by respective places of worship to forestall any unwholesome act by some unscrupulous elements”.
While urging law abiding citizens to go about their normal businesses, the Defence spokesman assured that efforts are being made to eliminate the remnants of the terrorists from their hideouts as well as address other security challenges in the country.