The Joint Task Force in Borno State tagged Operation Restore Order on Wednesday alerted the public of plans by the Boko Haram sect to engage in suicide bombings in the state, saying that the sect has marshaled plans to use stolen vehicles as conveyors of Impoverished Explosive Device (IED)
In a statement released by its spokesman, Lt. Col. Sagir Musa, it warns the members of the public whose vehicle get stolen to report to appropriate bodies immediately.
The statement reads: “Information recently available to the JTF ORO in Maiduguri indicated that there have been desperate moves by Boko Haram terrorists to steal/snatch vehicles to be used for terrorists’ activities by implanting Improvised Explosive Devices in vehicles and or through suicide bombings.”
“The task force wishes to alert members of the public particularly those whose vehicles have been stolen to immediately report such incident to nearest police station or to the JTF as such vehicles if used for terrorism acts would lead to owners of such vehicles been treated as collaborators and accomplices,” it added.
Mr Musa also revealed that six suspected Boko Haram members involved in the attack on EYN Church in Biu, Borno State on June 17, have been arrested and being interrogated.