In a bid to end terrorism in the country, the Nigerian Military have reportedly uncovered Boko Harm terrorists new tricks used in escaping security checks.
Among such tricks is the recruitment of physically-challenged people to carry out their evil acts in some parts of the country.
According to Vanguard, the sects are recruiting the physically challenged persons in order to have easy access into states like Lagos.
Military sources hinted that following intelligence report on the use of people with disabilities by the Boko haram sect, screening of physically challenged persons, particular those using tricycles had begun.
This disclosure is following the confessional statement of the physically challenged man who was recently arrested at the Murtala Mohammed Airport in Lagos, with combustive substance.
A military source, who spoke on condition of anonymity however assured that the Military was on top of the situation.
Meanwhile the Minister of State for Defence, Musiliu Obaniko, yesterday in Lagos, while addressing journalists at the end of a two-day familiarisation tour of the Western Naval Command’s area of responsibility, described Boko Haram sect’s declaration of Gwoza town in Borno state as an Islamic caliphate, as a ‘temporary madness’ that would soon disappear, saying there would never be another republic within Nigeria.
Obanikoro, however, assured Nigerians that the federal government had all that was needed to address the current security situation in the country and was taking adequate steps to put an end to Boko Haram such as providing adequate fund for the military so as to acquire equipment that would help in the fight against the sects.
According to him, “the madness we are witnessing today is something that is temporary. And be rest assured that we have all it takes to make it as temporary as it takes. There can never be a republic within a republic. The national Conference which just ended had all responsible and reasonable Nigerians saying that we are going to stay together, live together in peace and develop our country.
“The commitment of President Goodluck Jonathan to ensure this has started. We are having massive injection of funds into acquisition of equipment that will raise the performance level of our military across the board; Navy, AirForce, Army and even the Police, to meet the challenges of the future.
It would be recalled it was reported on August 12, 2014 that a disabled man caused suspected to be a bomber was arrested by the police after he was caught with some explosives materials, a manual timer with which he intended to detonate the bomb at the Nigerian Airspace Management Authority (NAMA).
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