Following sustained military offensive against the remnants of Boko Haram terrorists in Sambisa forest, the insurgents have resorted to new tactics to evade arrest and perpetrate their heinous acts.
The Defence Headquarters said fleeing terrorists now disguise as vigilantes or hunters to evade easy detection in their desperation to wreak havoc on innocent Nigerians and remain relevant.
A statement by Rabe Abubakar, a Brigadier General and Acting Director, Defence Information, said the terrorists have resorted to a new tactic of dressing like vigilantes or hunters to deceive unsuspecting members of the public about their true identity.
“The case of Kuda-Kaya village in Madagali community of Adamawa State where a group of Boko Haram terrorists, dressed like vigilantes, opened fire on elated people during a ceremony readily come to mind,
“The general public is hereby advised to be wary of unsubscribed services or presence of vigilantes or hunters in their neighbourhood in order not to ignorantly harbour killer gang in their midst,
“Members of the public are also advised to be security conscious, at all times, and report promptly to security agencies of any suspicious persons or group of persons in their community or raise alarm, where necessary.”