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Friday, February 12, 2016

How teenage suicide bomber refuses to blow herself up in IDP camp

How teenage suicide bomber refuses to blow herself up in IDP camp

A teenage girl equipped with an explosive vest by Boko Haram terrorists has ripped off her vest, refusing to participate in the attack on Internally Displaced Persons, IDPs’ camp in Dikwa, Borno State on Tuesday.

Two other teenage girls who were with her, however, strolled into the middle of hundreds of people lining up for food adn detonated the explosives on them killing 58 people and injuring 78 others.

It was the most destructive attack launched by Boko Haram in recent months.

Modu Awami, a Civilian Joint Task Force (CJTF) fighter disclosed yesterday that the third would-be bomber should be about 14 years old.Awami, who interrogated the girl, said she was afraid because she knew detonating the vest will lead to the killing of many people.

A rescue official who confirmed this development, revealed that the girl has given information to the authorities about other terror acts planned by Boko Haram.

Meanwhile, the United States (U.S.) Embassy in Nigeria yesterday condemned the attacks on Dikwa.

The US Diplomatic Mission in Abuja, in a statement, restated the U.S. government’s continued support for the Nigerian government in battling the insurgents.

It said, “The US Embassy condemns the reported suicide attacks on internally displaced persons in Dikwa town, Borno State,that occurred on Feb. 9.

“The US remains committed to assisting internally displaced populations in North-Eastern Nigeria through humanitarian relief efforts.

“We will also continue to support the Nigerian government in its fight againstterrorism.’’

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