The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) has advised people living in the North East and any other part of the country to watch out for Cluster Bombs sometimes called scatter bombs as the Nigerian Army Engineers serving in Adamawa State have recovered some catches of these bombs in the contested areas in recent times.
According to a statement issued by the acting director of information of the DHQ, Col. Rabe Abubakar, the military high command has discovered that the Boko Haram Terrorists (BHT) in the areas have used such lethal instruments over time to push their callous terrorist cause.
It said, “For easy identification, it is important to note that cluster bombs are bombs that house submunitions, that is, smaller explosives contained in individual cases.
“These bombs are used against large areas containing many targets, such as columns of vehicles, marketplaces, places of worship or large troop concentration as the case may be.
“Some cluster bombs carry several hundreds of very small explosives wrapped in a metal container like a pot while others carry larger submunitions that can find specific targets such as tanks”.