- Following twin bombs attack in Mubi, Adamawa state, Army chief, Buratai, has given tips on how to identify a suicide bomber
- According to him, suicide bombers can be identified by the abnormal way they dress
- Buratai urged people to be vigilant because suicide bombers disguise in different ways
The chief of army staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai, has said that suicide bombers can be identified by the abnormal way they dress.
This was disclosed by the army chief during a visit to Mubi in Adamawa state, where suicide bombers struck on May 1, The Cable reports.
NAIJ.com notes that Buratai stated that the security situation in the town had improved compared to three years ago.
He said: ”This is the time we should reflect on what went wrong and ensure it does not happen again. The situation requires vigilance. Suicide bombers disguise in different ways.
“People can identify them by the abnormal way they dress. Therefore, people should be vigilant. Because of improvement in security situation, people have relaxed. But it is now that they should reflect on their past mistakes. There should be continued relationship with security agencies and provision of necessary information."
According to the Emir of Mubi, Abubakar Ahmadu, the emirate council and security agencies had identified the loopholes in security that led to the recent suicide bomb blast in the town.
Describing the incident as unfortunate, Ahmadu said more than 20 people died in the attack, while over 50 others sustained injuries in the twin explosions at different locations in Mubi on May 1.
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com previously reported that the Adamawa commissioner of police, Abdullahi Yerim, confirmed that two male bombers were involved in the twin bomb attacks of May 1 in Mubi town.
Yerima said the first blast was in a mosque around the second hand clothes market during afternoon prayer, while the second was outside the mosque.
He said: “The first blast was in a mosque while the second suicide bomber detonated outside the area when people around were rushing to escape."
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