Terrorists use female bombers because they are less suspicious, says Police PRO

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female bombersABUJA – The Police Relations Officer ACP Frank Mba, Wednesday in Abuja said international terror organisations female suicide bombers in attacks because they are less suspicious.

Mba, who was answering questions at the National Information Centre, said the of females in suicide attacks was not new.

“Established international terror organisations female suicide bombers, the major reason is because women, generally raise fewer suspicion, particularly when there are layers.

“If you have been following the trend of 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.

The spokesman, however, said a new counter- strategy was being developed to address the new trend in the country.

“We are developing counter- strategies to deal that.

“By our rules of engagement and by our culture too, male operatives generally are not allowed to search females.

“You will see increase in female personnel roads and in other places where stop and search exercises are being carried . [eap_ad_2] “ should be prepared to see more female police officers, bomb disposal experts, operatives and soldiers in combat operations’’, he said.

Mba appealed to and Local Government authorities across the country to support efforts to stamp street hawking by young girls, particularly among minors.

Earlier, the coordinator of the centre, Mr Mike Omeri, said the insurgents had resorted to using young girls because something had gone wrong their strategy.

“This trend of using young people clearly shows that there is something wrong 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.

“Boko Haram is so deadly and this underscores the seriousness of the that our country is engaging in order to flush the insurgents’’, he said. (NAN)[eap_ad_3]