Director General of the National Orientation Agency (NOA), Mike Omeri, revealed that the federal government has uncovered plans being made by Boko Haram insurgents to bomb public venues.
Omeri revealed this information on Thursday in Abuja during a news briefing, ThisDay reports.
“Available intelligence reports indicate a plan by Boko Haram to use young male suicide bombers disguised as cobblers to hide explosives in their toolboxes and detonate them in soft areas such as markets, restaurants, ATM locations, political rallies, worship centres as well as other public places,” he said.
Also, there is indication of a plan by this group to use livestock such as goats, cow, donkeys and camels laden with explosives to attack chosen targets.
In view of these, persons who rear goats and cows in the centre are advised in their own interest to restrict such movements because actions could be taken, and nobody should blame the police and other security agencies for taking the necessary steps,” he said.
Omeri urged the general public to be vigilant – especially those working in the aforementioned areas.
He also mentioned that there are unconfirmed reports about the insurgents were infiltrating some IDP (Internally Displaced Persons) camps. Investigations into these reports are currently ongoing.