The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, said on
Tuesday, that most of the female suicide bombers being used by Boko
Haram aren’t aware that they are carrying bombs on them.
During a courtesy visit to the corporate headquarters of Punch
Nigeria Limited in Magboro, Ogun State, Mohammed explained that the
female bombers were usually monitored from a vantage point, after being
given the bombs as a parcel to deliver in a crowded place.
“Suicide bombers usually walk in threes. There is the man who leads.
The leader will ensure that the small girl who is strapped with the bomb
knows the road. The small girl never knows what she is carrying.
“She is simply told to go and deliver a parcel at a market. That
leader would have taken her to the market days before to show her the
direction of the market. On the day she is to deliver the package, the
man will lead and by then she is strapped.
“Then there is another person that tails her from behind who will
make sure that she doesn’t change her mind or turns in another
direction. These bombs are detonated remotely. This is how cowardly
these people are. These girls are not indoctrinated. Most of them don’t
know what they are carrying. Some of them do it for as little as N5, 000
which is given to their parents.”