The Defence headquarters has alerted Nigerians particularly Muslims that Boko Haram terrorists have concluded plans to bomb places of worship during Ramadan.
“Information available to this Headquarters indicated plans by terrorists to use the Ramadan periods which usually attracts gathering of large number of persons during morning and evening worships and prayers to carryout large scale bombings,” a statement at the weekend, signed by the Director of Defence Information, Brig-General Rabe Abubakar said.
The DHQ, therefore, warned Nigerians to be vigilant and report suspicious movements to security agencies around the country.
Boko Haram attacks have reduced in recent times as the military has succeeded in decimating the terrorist,also invading their stronghold in the Sambisa forest. But the terrorists have found ways of executing isolated attacks around the north east. With the expected gathering of Muslim faithful in large numbers for prayers during the Ramadan, the terrorists now have more easy targets they are likely to try to take advantage of.
More than 15000 people have been killed by the Boko Haram group since it began its violent campaign in 2009.