The Nigerian Defence Headquarters has urged civilians to be cautious of criminals disguising as personnel of the Nigerian Armed Forces.

"Information reaching the Defence Headquarters (DHQ) has revealed the spate of use of military uniforms by some unscrupulous elements who disguised [themselves] as personnel of the Nigerian Armed Forces to get access to public places to commit crimes, as well as detonate their explosives to kill innocent civilians in their desperation to perpetrate their terrorist activities," said military spokesperson Brigadier-General Rabe Abubakar in a press statement released on Saturday. 

The warning follows the arrest of a woman parading herself as a military officer and the killing of four security guards in Rivers State by unknown gunmen wearing military uniforms.

The military therefore urged civilians to be conscious of their surroundings, especially in crowded public places, and to report suspicious persons posing as military personnel to the local authorities. 

Brigadier-General Rabe Abubakar, Director of Defence Information

 

 

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