Sunday, January 11, 2015

Boko Haram’s usage of under aged girls as suicide bombers is a crime against humanity

Parents of Chibok kidnapping victims
20 people were killed in a recent blast in northern Nigerian market of Maiduguri. Blast was not unexpected in this part of Nigeria, which is hotbed of Boko Haram’s insurgency.  The word ‘Boko Haram’ means ‘Western education is forbidden’; they are trying everything to justify that name.

What makes this blast different from other suicide attacks is the usage of a girl, no more than 10 year old, as carrier.

Imagine who will suspect a 10 year girl who hides powerful explosives under her veil?  But it’s a reality now; security forces need to be extra careful about people in veil. The sad part of this equation is ‘Boko Haram’ already kidnapped more than 200 girls. There is a possibility that many more will end up as suicide bombers.

Abubakar Shekau, Chief of 'Boko Haram'  Oct 2014

Hope that a stricter vigil from security forces and local participation will help the authorities to save those poor girls from Boko Haram’s grip.



1. In Nigeria, New Boko Haram Suicide Bomber Tactic: ‘It’s a Little Girl’ - NYT

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