Female bombers disguise as male for easy access – Military

Female bombers disguise as male for easy access – Military

Mfonobong Akpan

Nigerian Military authorities Friday said Boko Haram terrorists, in a bid to continue to set off explosives, had now resorted to hiding their true sex identity.

The Defence Headquarters said in a statement by Rabe Abubakar, its spokesperson, that female bombers now dress in men’s attire to have unhindered access to mosques to detonate bombs.

“The latest suicide attack in the mosque at Molai Umurari village in Borno State is instructive in this regard,” Mr. Abubakar, a Brigadier General, said in the statement.

Two female suicide bombers recently attacked a Mosque in Molai, a suburb of Maiduguri during the early morning prayers, killing 13 persons and injuring many.

The defence headquarters advised members of the public “to be wary of suspicious persons, irrespective of sex, at worship places, markets and public entertainment centres.”

The statement said 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 urged citizens to constantly be on alert to this latest terrorist tactics and to report promptly any suspicious persons or objects to the nearest security agency.

“Local vigilante and community device should device more proactive measures to curtail such ugly happenings to complement security agencies, as security is everybody’s concern,” Mr. Abubakar said.

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