The Theater Command of Operation Lafiya Dole of the Nigerian Army has alerted Borno State residents on a planned attack by Boko Haram terrorists using beggars and other strategies.
The Media Coordinator of the Theater, Colonel Mustapha Anka made this known in a statement today in Maiduguri.
Anka said under the plan, concealed explosives in bundles of firewood are to be placed in crowded and strategic areas of Maiduguri and environs to cause havoc.
He said that the terrorists had also devised a new means of attracting the public by shouting Boko Haram to create panic.
He, therefore, advised residents to be extra vigilant during and after the New Year celebrations.
Meanwhile, the state government had announced total restriction on vehicular movement during the new year celebration on Friday.