Mba, who was answering questions at the National Information Centre, said the use of females in suicide attacks was not new.
“If you have been following the trend of terrorism worldwide, you will understand that the use of a female suicide bomber is not new.
“But, it is a new trend in our own part of the world’’, he said.
“By our rules of engagement and by our culture too, male security operatives generally are not allowed to search females.
“You will see increase in female security personnel on roads and in other places where stop and search exercises are being carried out. [eap_ad_2] “Nigerians should be prepared to see more female police officers, bomb disposal experts, DSS operatives and soldiers in combat operations’’, he said.
Earlier, the coordinator of the centre, Mr Mike Omeri, said the insurgents had resorted to using young girls because something had gone wrong with their strategy.
“This trend of using young people clearly shows that there is something wrong with main recruitment arm of the insurgents.
“Citizens are becoming more aware and so the tendency is to recruit those who do not know what they are doing, young people as young as 10 years.