Female Suicide Bombers Now Strap Babies To Their Backs – Nigerian Military

The Defence Headquarters, DHQ, on Friday disclosed the new tactics being
used by female suicide bombers in the North East in order to
evade detection by security operatives.
A statement issued by the acting director of defence information, Rabe
Abubakar, said the attackers, usually teenage girls, now strap babies to
their backs in order that security personnel may ordinarily pass them
for innocent nursing mothers.

“The two recent suicide bomb attacks in Madagali, Adamawa State are
instructive in this regard. The DHQ wishes to seize this opportunity to
appeal to members of the public to be patient and cooperate with the
military and other security agencies while carrying out thorough
security search and checks as the essence is to nip in the bud the
murderous intention of the Boko Haram suicide bombers,”  the statement
read.

The defence spokesman also explained that “the usual traffic ‘go-slow’
at military and security check points as a result of rigorous security
checks are not meant to cause public discomfort or a deliberate action
to induce traffic disruptions on our roads, but an effort put in place
towards protecting the lives and properties of our innocent citizens.”

He urged members of the public to always “volunteer useful information
to the military and other security agencies that would assist in
exposing Boko Haram and their evil machinations in our society and to
make our communities safe and secure for all to lives”