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ICC Note: Boko Haram has once again used young girls in a deadly attack in northern Nigeria, this time killing nine people, including the bombers, and injuring 24 others Monday in northern Borno State. Reportedly, the attackers ranged in age from 10 to 15. These attacks remind us afresh of Boko Haram’s evil tactics. They have inflicted vicious persecution against Christian women and girls, in particular, murdering their husbands and fathers, kidnapping them, forcing them into a life of sexual slavery, and brainwashing many of them to abandon their Christian faith and be convinced to blow themselves up in the name of Allah. More than 200 mostly Christian girls remain missing from Chibok, Nigeria after Boko Haram kidnapped scores of them from a government school in April 2014, launching the global #BringBackOurGirls social media campaign.

By Haruna Umar

ABUJA, Nigeria (Washington Post) — Three young suicide bombers set off explosions that killed six others and injured at least 24 people in Nigeria’s northeastern Borno state, a Nigerian army spokesman said Monday.

The attack Sunday in Benisheikh came as Nigeria’s army launched an operation against two Boko Haram camps in the state that killed at least 12 militants, said army spokesman Col. Sani Kukasheka Usman.

Three suspected suicide bombers between the ages of 10 and 15 years old were spotted by a civilian group set up to fight Boko Haram as the young bombers approached a security checkpoint late Sunday, said Usman. The checkpoint was run by a local group of residents fighting the insurgency is known as the Civilian Joint Task Force.

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