Dhq raises alarm over likely terrorist strikes during Ramadan

By Wahab Akanji, Lagos

The Defence Headquarters has raised alarm over impending spate of bombings by the now decimated Boko Haram insurgents to organised spate of bombings during the forthcoming Ramadan fasting month.

The acting Director of Defence Information, Colonel Rabe Abubakar stated this in a statement he issued on Saturday.

Abubakar wrote, “Information available the Defence 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.”

Sounding a note of caution, Abubakar wrote “Against this background, the Defence 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.”

 

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