An 18-year-old Boko Haram suicide bomber, Amina, who was
intercepted by men of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC,
on Tuesday in Maiduguri, said she was given N200 for the mission.
She told the News Agency of Nigeria in Maiduguri that she was abducted
two years ago by the sect members in Madagali, Adamawa, and taken to
Sambisa forest. “They gave us N200 each which they said we should use to
buy food for ourselves.
It took us three days to come to Maiduguri on a motorcycle. We were
directed by the sect members to detonate our explosives any where we saw
any form of gathering.
They said if we press the button, the bomb would explode and we will
automatically go to heaven. I was scared, so, I told them that I could
not detonate any explosive. So, they said if Zainab detonated her own,
it would serve the purpose.
On our way to Maiduguri, we encountered the military and they were
shooting. I was very scared and the people that brought us ran away,”
She said that her father, mother and younger brother, Umar, were all
killed when they tried to escape from the Boko Haram enclave where they
were held hostage.
“We came from Gobarawa along Damboa, Madagali and Algarno axis, in a
community where a lot of us were held hostage and married off by the
sect members. I also am married to a Boko Haram Commander known as
“Amir,” she added.
At about 6.45 a.m, today, personnel of the NSCDC had intercepted two
female suicide bombers, who tried to ram into motorists at the NNPC Mega
Station along Damboa Road, Maiduguri. .
One of the bombers got scared and threw away her bomb and was instantly
arrested, while the other one began to run after people with her
explosive but, luckily, she was shot.