Sunday, 27 March 2016

Girl, 15, who surrendered before carrying out suicide bombing in Cameroon

A teenager who surrendered before carrying out a suicide bombing attack in northern Cameroon has told authorities she was one of the 276 girls abducted from a Nigerian boarding school by Islamic extremists nearly two years ago, authorities said Saturday.

If confirmed the development would mark the first news of the missing Chibok girls in many months. It has long been feared that some are being used by their Boko Haram abductors to carry out such attacks given the growing number of young female suicide bombers.

The girl is about 15 years old and turned herself in before detonating her explosives, said Idrissou Yacoubou, the leader of a self-defense group in Limani, Cameroon.

“The girl looked tired, malnourished and psychologically tortured and could not give us more details about her stay in the forest and how her other mates were treated,” he said.

Cameroon has ordered investigations to determine the authenticity of the 15-year-old’s declarations, said Midjiyawa Bakari, governor of the Far North region. Cameroonian authorities declined to identify her by name because she is a minor.

The office of Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari and Nigeria’s military did not immediately respond to questions sent on a public holiday.

Authorities said Saturday along with the 15-year-old two other young women came with explosive belts — one was arrested and the other managed to flee back across the border into Nigeria.

1 comment:

  1. Apparemment il y a beaucoup de politique autour de la contre-attaque contre cette milice international appelée Boko Haram. Pourtant par le passée l’action militaire du Chad au Nigeria était très fructueuse. Mais pour des raisons d’orgueil le Nigeria a voulu prendre la défense de son territoire en main. Ils ont accepté le plan des Euro-Américain qui est de créer une force multinationale mixte qui est très affaibli. Et voilà que cela devient difficile de combattre cette milice terroriste.