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Boko Haram may strike during Ramadan- DHQ

 

The Defence Headquarters has warned of possible Boko Haram attacks during the Ramadan which is expected to begin on today, Monday.

A statement by Rabe Abubakar, Defence spokesman over the weekend, said terrorists planned 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.

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,” he said.

The DHQ then advised the public to be observe strange persons and objects around them, particularly around places of worships.

“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 particularly, around places of worships and to promptly report same to security agencies.

It is further advised that adequate security and surveillance be mounted at places of worship to nib any attack in the bud.

“It is further to advice that adequate security and surveillance be evolved by respective places of worship to forestall any unwholesome acts by some unscrupulous elements,” he said.

Stating further, Abubakar reassured Nigerians of protection, saying everyone should go about their business as usual.

“The DHQ wishes to reassure law abiding citizens to go about their normal businesses while efforts are being made to eliminate the remnants of the terrorists from their hideouts as well as addressing other security challenges in the country,” Abubakar stated.

Terrorists attacks have been prevalent in the northern part of the country, with thousands displaced, hundreds of girls kidnapped, death tolls skyrocketing and properties destroyed.

Few of the kidnapped girls have been rescued by the Nigerian army, with Federal Government promising to end terrorism in the country.

According to report, the Nigerian army has been closing-in on the terror group, with quite a number of them already arrested, their arms and ammunitions seized, food and ammunition storage destroyed.

BH’s zone being the North-Eastern part of the country, states such as Borno, Yobe, Adamawa, Kano and Niger.

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