Suicide bombers may dress as Catholic priests, Military warns
TERRORISTS may be up to a new trick in their suicide bombing mission in the country, the Department of State Security (DSS) warned yesterday.
The agency said the next set of suicide bombers may disguise as Catholic Sisters after unidentified persons broke into a tailor’s shop in Kano, carting away 13 pieces of sisters’ outfit.
It could not understand what a non-sister would want to do with the dresses other than to threaten the peace of the country.
It therefore warned the public to be watchful.
The DSS in a statement by its spokesman, Marilyn Ogar said female suicide bombers might put on the dresses to bomb some unsuspecting targets.
She said the unidentified persons broke into the tailor’s shop located at No. 55, Odutola Street, Sabon Gari, Kano during the week.
“With the recent trend of female suicide bombings in the country, the theft of these regalia heightens concerns about the possibility of terrorist elements using same to perpetrate acts of terror,” she said.
She asked everyone to “be more circumspect and exercise greater vigilance with users of such peculiar attires.”
She also urged co-operation by all with law enforcement agencies through the provision of useful information on suspicious activities within their immediate environment.
Recent bomb blasts in Kano and Kaduna were carried out by female terrorists.
Meanwhile, the police have opened investigation into the alleged attempt on the life of the Commandant General of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Mr. Ade Abolurin.
The Force Public Relations Officer, Emmanuel Ojukwu, said the outcome of the investigation would be made public in due course.
The NSCDC, had raised accused an unnamed Police Inspector of attempting to open fire on its Commandant General Mr. Ade Abolurin.
The Corps claimed that the said police inspector also threatened the lives of over 200 persons that were with the NSCDC boss at the time.