The Defence Headquarters had raised the alarm that the members of the Boko Haram were disguising as hunters and vigilante members to evade being detected as insurgents.
The Acting Director, Defence Information, Brig. Gen. Rabe Abubakar, said in a statement on Monday that the insurgents, who had been smoked out of the Sambisa Forest, had resorted to dressing like hunters and vigilantes to wreak havoc on unsuspecting members of the public.
He said that the insurgents, disguised as hunters and vigilante members, opened fire on some innocent people during a ceremony at Kuda-Kaya village in Madagali community of Adamawa State.
He urged the citizens of the community in the operational area to be wary of accepting the services of unknown hunters and vigilante members in order to avoid hosting killers in their communities.
“Following the coordinated military offensive against the remnants of Boko Haram terrorists in Sambisa Forest, the fleeing terrorists now disguise as vigilantes or hunters to evade easy detection,” Abubakar said.