The Nigerian Army has called for vigilance after it discovered that criminals stole 56 religious regalia belonging to Reverend Sisters at St Thomas Catholic Church, Sabon Gari, Kano State.
In a memo , the Nigerian Army warned that the criminals may use the religious regalia to attack religious gatherings or government establishments.
The memo which was dated 23rd February 2020 issued by the Headquarters 7 Division Garrison, Nigerian Army, Pompomari Bye-pass Maiduguri, signed by Major SK Mohammed, said though the religious regalia was stolen from Kano, it could be used for nefarious activities in other parts of the country.
The Nigerian Army, however, called for vigilance and adequate security to prevent the criminals from unleashing terror with those religious regalia.
“Available information received vide Reference A revealed the theft of 56 religious regalia belonging to Reverend Sisters at St Thomas Catholic Church along Airpot Road in Sabon Gari in Kano State by unknown persons.
It was confirmed that the incident was noticed at about 0800hrs on 16th February 2020. The intent of the garment thieves is ostensibly to use the stolen garment to carry out their nefarious activities.
“The religious garments are most likely to be used to gain easy access into large religious gatherings with a view of taking the populace unaware.
“The criminals could also target government establishments, key/vulnerable points or military locations for sinister motives.
“This raises the need for troops to increase vigilance in order to intercept criminals who would attempt to use the stolen religious regalia for sinister motives.
“In view of the above, I am directed to respectfully request that you put in place adequate security measures to forestall all untoward incident by criminals using the stolen religious regalia within respective (Area of Responsibility) AORs,” the memo said.