According to Lamidi Adeosun, general officer commanding (GOC), 7 division of the Nigerian army, Maiduguri, Boko haram now strap bombs to birds.
This may have stemmed from the multiple defeats that the insurgents have suffered at the hands of the Nigerian Army.
The Independent reports that Adeosun revealed this to American diplomats and security officials during the briefing at the headquarters of the multinational joint task force MNJTF) in Chad.
Reports say Adeosun also displayed a picture showing the disaster which the new method of killing people caused, in a recent attack.
The ISIS group are said to also use chickens to carry out bomb blasts in Syria.
The multinational force commander also said there are reports that ISIS members have already joined Boko Haram, but have not been impressed by the sect’s inability meet the requirements for collaboration.