Boko Haram Could Be Using Kidnapped Chibok Schoolgirls As Suicide Bombers
ICC Note: Islamist terror group Boko Haram is increasingly using abducted girls for suicide bombings, carrying out multiple attacks this month in northern Nigeria . Officials from the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) fear that some of the young girls are those who Boko Haram kidnapped from Chibok just over a year ago that sparked the international Bring Back Our Girls Campaign. More than two hundred of the nearly 300 young girls abducted in April 2014 remain missing. Boko Haram has kidnapped thousands of women and girls, many of whom are Christians, who experience unspeakable horrors and persecutions like this at the hands of their captors.
By Mark Woods
5/26/15 Nigeria (Christian Today) – Young girls are increasingly being used as suicide bombers by Nigeria’s Boko Haram Islamist insurgents – and there are increasing fears that some of the abducted Chibok schoolgirls might be among them.
The 276 students were kidnapped in April last year and inspired a global campaign for their release, with the ‘Bring Back Our Girls’ slogan widely shared on social media. Around 219 are thought to be still missing and are believed to be held together in a secret location.
Recent atrocities perpetrated by Boko Haram, which is under pressure from international as well as Nigerian forces, include the May 16 attack on a bus station in Damaturu in northeastern Nigeria. A girl of about 12 detonated explosives hidden under her clothes, killing seven people and injuring 31