The National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, on Sunday advised Borno residents, especially the Internally Displaced Persons, IDPs, to be more vigilant, following increased suicide attacks targeted at the displaced persons in Maiduguri.
Muhammad Kanar, the North East Coordinator of the agency, gave the advice in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Maiduguri.
Mr. Kanar said that the attacks were a sign of desperation by the Boko Haram insurgents to cause havoc in the IDP camps.
“It is true that they have been trying all these while to gain access into the city and wreak havoc, but the security agents have been up and doing in preventing them.
“Those that came in on Saturday were the first two and then today we had another one that was detected early enough by the security agents,” he said.
Mr. Kanar said that residents must collaborate with the security agents by being more vigilant to prevent future attacks.
“This is the kind of challenge we sometimes face in carrying out humanitarian service.
“But definitely, we have confidence in the military and other security agents, the challenges shall come to pass,” he said.
Nine persons were killed in a twin suicide attack in Maiduguri on Saturday while another suspected suicide attack was foiled by the military on Sunday near the scene of that of Saturday.
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