The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) has warned that Islamic sect Boko Haram may be planning the execution of large scale bombings during Ramadan, which commences next week.
According to a statement issued by the DHQ spokesman, Rabe Abubakar, on Saturday, June 4, the terrorists plan to carry out the attacks during morning and evening prayers.
“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.
“Against this background, the defense 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 to advice that adequate security and surveillance be evolved by respective places of worship to forestall any unwholesome acts by some unscrupulous elements.
“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.
The terrorists had on Friday, June 3, launched an attack on a military base in Niger, killing 30 Nigerien soldiers and two Nigerian soldiers.