The Defence Headquarters has warned the general public to be wary of criminal-minded individuals who parade themselves as officers of the Nigerian Armed Forces .
Director of defence information, Rabe Abubakar, in a statement on Saturday said that such people disguise as military men in order “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.”
“The 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,” Abubakar stated.
The defence spokesman urged Nigerians “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 further advised that people should be more vigilant in crowded places “as terrorists can disguise in any form to achieve their evil intents including the use of military uniforms.”