The Nigerian Army has announced a N500, 000 cash reward to anybody with useful information on the Boko Haram terrorist suicide bombers ravaging parts of the North East.
The Director of Army Public Relations (DAPR), Brig-Gen. Sani Usman, while announcing the new measures on Tuesday, said the spate of suicide bombings in the North East and in particular, Maiduguri and Madagali metropolis is assuming a disturbing proportion.
“Consequently, the Nigerian Army is offering a reward of the sum of N500,000 for any information that leads to the arrest of a suicide bomber, the guide to the suicide bomber, or discovery of the transit house or factory of the suicide bombers,” Usman stated.
According to him, the offer by the Nigerian Army is to further encourage law abiding citizens to actively join the war against terrorists and our collective security.
He also made numbers available for immediate response: Theatre Commander, Operations Lafiya Dole, Maiduguri- 09064823221; General Officer Commanding 7 Division Maiduguri- 09078599985; Commander, 7 Division Garrison Maiduguri-08022375300; Command
er, 28 Brigade, Mubi-08065504576; Commander, 26 Brigade, Gwoza-+234 809 721 1700 (WhatsApp); Director, Army Public Relations, Abuja-07080217992; and Commander, 7 Division Military Intelligence Brigade Maiduguri-09021668444.
He also reassured that all information received would be treated with utmost confidentiality and acted upon with despatch.
“While we appreciate the cooperation of the members of the general public so far, there is the need to be more vigilant and security conscious to save lives and apprehend Boko Haram terrorists and their sponsors.
“Once again we call on all law abiding citizens to provide useful information to security agencies towards a quicker apprehension of remnants of terrorists still bent on unleashing mayhem on Nigerians, ” he stated.