The Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), General Abayomi Olonisakin has urged Nigerians to be security conscious towards averting suicide bombing on soft target by Boko Haram terrorists.
Olonisakin stated this in Abuja at the 2015 Nigerian Navy Research and development seminar, with the theme; ‘Innovation and Research and Development (R&D): Turning Bright Ideas to Operational Solutions’.
He attributed the high rate of soft target bombings by the Boko Haram insurgents being witnessed in the past couple of months, to the increase pressure on the insurgents in the North-eastern part of the country.
According to him: “The issue of suicide bombings that we have been witnessing is as a result of the pressure on the Boko Haram terrorists in the north east.
“They are now aiming at the soft targets, and Nigerians must be security conscious and report any suspicious movement around them, because security is everybody’s business especially the face we are in now.”
The CDS emphasised that, “the pressure have been on terrorists and they are fanning out, and, in the process of fanning out, they are hitting the soft targets”.
He however urged members of the public to be wary, security conscious, and as well as report any area where they observe suspicious movement or activities.