NIGERIA: 13-year-old girl was volunteered by her parents to become a suicide bomber for Boko Haram

13-yr-old-gal-e1419598216182-338x234A 13-year-old Nigerian girl has said she was made to wear a bomb belt and taken to a market in Nigeria by Boko Haram terrorists but refused to detonate the device. Zahara’u Adam said her father gave her to the Islamic terrorist group who threatened to bury her alive if she refused the assignment.

SKY News  (h/t Abominog) She was taken to a market in Kano, Nigeria’s second largest city in the north, with two other girls, who detonated the bombs. Four people were killed in the explosion on 10 December.


Zahara’u said she was too scared to detonate the bomb when she saw the aftermath of what her counterparts had done. Injured by the blasts, the girl found her way to a hospital where police arrested her while she was receiving treatment.

“My father took us to the bush which was surrounded by gunmen, I was asked if I want to go to heaven, when I answered they said I have to go for a suicide mission and if I attempt to run, they will kill me,” she recounted.

Boko Haram is an al-Qaeda linked terror group that has been fighting for five years to establish an Islamist state in Nigeria’s northeast. The group has increasingly used female suicide bombers.