bomber has said Boko Haram leaders chose her to detonate an Improvised
Explosive Device in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, because she
rejected the marriage proposals of their members in Sambisa Forest.
that she was sent on the mission to detonate the device because she
refused marriage proposals from three Boko Haram terrorists.
years in the hands of Boko Haram. Three different Boko Haram
(terrorists) had proposed to marry me and I refused. Two among them were
of the commanders became furious and threatened to kill me and my
father. I told him I would rather die than marry a Boko Haram
have refused to get married, I should be taken to Maiduguri for a
suicide mission. So, three of them held my hands and they injected me.
mission. So, he gave me some water to drink. I don’t know what it tasted
like but I drank it. So, he said they would come and pick me today.
road to Maiduguri. It was when we got to Maiduguri that they strapped
the bombs to our bodies. At that moment, I knew that I was going to die;
so I started crying.
female, detonated her explosive close to a military checkpoint, which
killed no one but herself. The second, a male, was killed by the
military before he could detonate his.
remove my own IED and surrender, which I did. I was surrounded by
soldiers and policemen and I fainted.
of the policemen at the checkpoint was a brother of my mother. I think
that was the reason I survived.”