A press statement detailing the new techniques Boko Haram members employ to get their victims has been released by the Adamawa State Government warning the general public.
According to the release, members of the terror group, Boko Haram now pretend to be epileptic or suffering from a severe stomach bug to get a crowd to gather. Once they have succeeded in drawing the attention of a large group of people, they then detonate their bombs killing everyone close to them.
The Adamawa state Commissioner of Information, Ahmad Sajoh released the statement at a press conference in Yola recently.
“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