The Defence Headquarters on Monday alerted Nigerians to the latest trick used by Boko Haram insurgents fleeing Sambisa Forest, saying they now disguise as vigilantes and hunters to evade “easy detection”.
The Acting Director, Defence Information, Brigadier General Rabe Abubakar, made this known in a statement yesterday in Abuja.
His statement reads:
“Following the coordinated military offensive against the remnants of Boko Haram Terrorists in Sambisa forest, the fleeing terrorists now disguise as vigilantes or hunters to evade easy detection.
“The terrorists, after being smoked out of Sambisa forest, in their desperation to wreak havoc on innocent Nigerians and to remain relevant, devised a new tactics of dressing like vigilantes or hunters to deceive unsuspecting members of the public of their true identity.
The case of Kuda-Kaya village in Madagali community of Adamawa State where a group of Boko Haram terrorists, dressed like vigilantes, opened fire on elated people during a ceremony readily come to mind.
The general public is hereby advised to be wary of unsubscribed services or presence of vigilantes or hunters in their neighbourhood in order not to ignorantly harbour killer gang in their midst.
“Members of the public are also advised to be security conscious, at all times, and report promptly to security agencies of any suspicious persons or group of persons in their community or raise alarm, where necessary”.