12 June 2017
The past week saw the deadly terrorist group, Boko Haram, who have been largely pinned back by the military launch a number of attacks in the north eastern part of Nigeria that led to the death of a number of people, including children.
In light of this, the Adamawa state government has notified the public of the group’s newest attack strategies.
Speaking at a press conference in Yola the state capital on Sunday, the state commissioner for information, Ahmad Sajoh, said the terrorists now pretend to be epileptic patients before blowing up themselves and attacking their victims.
Sajoh says residents of the state must be wary of this new tactic and be extra vigilant.
“We are also aware that the terrorists now have another tactics which is that they will come to a place where people are gathered and begin to pretend as if they are epileptics or having severe stomach pain, and once people gather to assist them they will detonate the bomb.
“So, we are also doing advocacy to tell people not to fall for such tactics.
“We have had it in the past, the first bomb blast in Yola was engineered like a street fight. Two people were fighting and people gathered to watch the fight and they detonated the bomb.
“The second one, they went to a tipper garage where labourers were buying food, they declared the food free of charge, paid the woman and started giving people five hundred Naira gift, then people rushed down and gathered and then they detonated the bomb.
“We have now understood and going on advocacy to the parents to tell their children not to collect something from people they don’t know.
“We also interfaced with all the vice-chancellors, rectors and their heads of security in anticipation that something like this could happen.
“We took several measures but you know somebody who is planning evil may have more ways than you can imagine” he said