Senator Iroegbu in Abuja
The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) has warned of plans by terrorists to use the Ramadan period, which usually attracts gathering of large number of persons during morning and evening worships and prayers to carry out large-scale bombings.
The Director of Defence Information (DDI), Brig-Gen. Rabe Abubakar, in a statement yesterday, urged people to be vigilant and security-conscious in places of worship during the fasting period.
The DHQ, Abubakar said, “wishes to once again advise the general public to be watchful of strange persons and objects in their localities particularly, around places of worship, and to promptly report same to security agencies.
“It is further to advise that adequate security and surveillance be evolved by respective places of worship to forestall any unwholesome acts by some unscrupulous elements,” he stated.
The DDI also assured “law abiding citizens to go about their normal businesses while efforts are being made to eliminate the remnants of the terrorists from their hideouts as well as addressing other security challenges in the country.”