by Jude Johnson, Abuja
The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) has warned members of the Nigerian public to be ware of criminals and terrorists who have perfected acts of disguising as military personnels to wreck havoc across the country.
The Director of Defence Information (DDI), Brig-Gen. Rabe Abubakar, on saturday revealed the spate of use of military uniforms by those he described as “unscrupulous elements who disguised as personnel of the Nigerian Armed Forces to get access to public places to commit crimes as well as detonate their explosives to kill innocent citizens in their desperation to perpetrate their terrorists activities”.
Abubakar warning is coming against the backdrop of recent arrest of a fake Major in uniform and the killing of four security operatives guarding a facility in Rivers State by some unknown gunmen in military uniforms were instructive in this regards.
“While the military and other security agencies are exploiting all means to end the insurgency, militancy and all other forms of criminalities from our country, we wish to request the general public to be on the watch in all public places and report any suspicious person or group posing as military personnel to security agencies to cut off his or her heinous intention to save our citizens,” he stated.
The Defence Spokesman further advised the general public to be more vigilant in crowded places as terrorists can disguise in any form to achieve their evil intents including the use of military uniforms.