The commander of a multinational force fighting Islamist insurgents, Major General Lamidi Adeosun, has revealed the latest strategy employed by the Boko Haram insurgents who now strap bombs on birds to carry out their attacks.
The army general further disclosed that the terrorists are unrelenting in their continued efforts to develop more deadly weapons.
UK based newspaper, The Independent, reported that Adeosun said that the new discovery was made at a meeting with American diplomats and security officials.
The paper further reported that Adeosun showed gruesome photos of the victims of Boko Haram’s attacks and their latest weapons during the briefing at the Multinational Joint Task Force’s headquarters in Chad on Wednesday, April 20, 2016.
A bird was seen in one of the pictures with an explosive device strapped to its back for demonstrating “a lot of ingenuity” for the supposed attack.
The army general also reportedly said that his force got an intelligence report that members of the Boko Haram insurgents were being attached with the ISIS, although the former are yet to meet their requirements for ‘greater operational coordination’.