The Federal Government yesterday alerted Nigerians to new bombing tactics being devised by Boko Haram.
The Federal Government announced that it has uncovered plans by insurgents to use cobblers, otherwise called shoe shiners, and livestock to bomb public places.
Mr Mike Omeri, the Coordinator of the National Information Centre disclosed this Thursday at a news conference in Abuja to give an update on security situation in the country.
According to Omeri, “The insurgents plan to hide explosives in the tool boxes of the cobblers and detonate them at markets, political rallies, ATM points, restaurant and places of worship.
He said that there is also indication of a plan to use livestock such as goats, cows, donkey and camels laden with explosives to attack chosen targets.
“In view of this, the general public, including persons operating within and around the aforementioned places, are advised to be vigilant”, Omeri said.
He also urged Nigerians to be mindful of suspicious activities in their environment.
The coordinator confirmed the release of some persons abducted by the insurgents in Yobe, saying that they were currently being counseled by the military.
He said that they would be released to their families after the counseling.
Meanwhile, President Goodluck Jonathan has announced the liberation of Michika local Government Area in Adamawa State from the enclave of Boko Haram insurgents yesterday, Thursday.
Goodluck gave the breaking news at his presidential campaign rally held at the famous Muhammadu Ribadu square Yola, the Adamawa State capital promising Nigerians of his government’s commitment to providing security to all.
“I am glad to announce here that the Nigerian troops have just liberated Michika local Government from the occupation of Boko Haram today and Madagali will soon be liberated too”.
He also used the gathering to deny the allegation that, his government is behind the terrorists group (Boko Haram) stressing that, no reasonable leader can ever be behind such ungodly and inhuman act of killing and destroying properties of his people in his own father land just for selfish political reasons.
“There is no reasonable leader in the globe who can convene with terrorists to kill his people for political gains or reasons and those peddling such rumor (allegation) against us (presidency), I pray that may God Almighty forgive them.’ He stated