Army Warns Of Boko Haram Using Fake Military Camouflage
The Nigerian Army has alerted the public on the use of military camouflage by members of the Boko Haram sect to perpetrate violence and create an impression that the military is responsible.
The Chief of Civil Military Affairs of the Nigerian Army, Major General Mobolaji Koleoso, told a news conference in Abuja on Friday that most of the terrors unleashed on civilians which are blamed on the military are perpetrated by the insurgents.
He claimed that Boko Haram’s evolving tactics of using phony military camouflage, aided the massive casualties in Bama, Borno State where they dressed as members of the Nigerian army.
Almost 200 lives were lost in the Bama massacre during an onslaught between the military and the Islamic insurgents.
Two Soldiers Killed In Daura Attack
Major-General Koleoso also confirmed that there was a gun duel between the sect members and officers of the Nigerian Army in Daura, Katsina State on Thursday night in which two soldiers died.
He claimed that five members of Boko Haram were also killed in the attack.
The military commander explained that the attack in Daura was carried out by the sect members using military camouflage.
In another press briefing, the police commissioner in Katsina, Abdullahi Magaji, said the gunmen bombed two police stations and four banks in the town on Thursday night, adding that one of the suspects was killed in the attack while the other four were trailed and killed on Mani-Dutsi road around 9.30 am on Friday.