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“Boko Haram To Use Cobblers And Chickens For Fresh Attacks On Political Rallies And Worship Centres” – NOA

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The Director General of the National Orientation Agency (NOA) and Coordinator of the National Information Center, Mike Omeri says intelligence reports gathered by Nigeria’s security agencies, indicate that Boko Haram members are planning to use bomb-ladened cows, goats and chicken to attack Nigerians at political campaign grounds, market places, and ATM locations.

Omeri made this known, while speaking to newsmen on Tuesday January 27th in Abuja

“Available intelligence reports indicate a plan by Boko Haram to use young male suicide bombers disguised as cobblers (shoemakers) to hide explosives in their tool boxes and detonate them in soft target areas such as markets, restaurants, ATM locations, political rallies, worship centres, as well as other public places.

He added that, ” also there is indication of a plan by this group to use livestock (such as goats, cows, donkeys and camels) laden with explosives to attack chosen targets. In view of these, the general public, including all persons operating within and around the aforementioned places, is advised to be vigilant and mindful of suspicious activities within their environment.” he said

He advised everyone to be watchful during this period and report any suspicious person or substance to the law enforcement office, close by. 

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