How Schoolgirls Slaughtered 56 People in Nigeria in One Attack

ICC Note,

The Chibok Girls, among many who have been abducted by Boko Haram, are believed to be help captive in the Sambisa forest close to Maiduguri, Adamawa state. 56 people were killed in Maiduguri last Saturday by two young women, teenagers.  It is wouldn’t be far fetched to assume, they could be one of the Chibok girls, or other Christian girls captured and indoctrinated by the Islamist terrorist group.  It is apparent that girls are regarded as easily discardable; more than 100 girls have been used by Boko Haram to kill and in the process, kill themselves too.  We pray for the many families in Nigeria, who continue to wait for news about their abducted daughters and live in fear, that one of theirs may have blown herself up in a crowded market. 

12/19/2016 Nigeria ( The Daily Beast) – They waited until it was the Friday before the Eid el Maulud celebrating the birth of Prophet Muhammad when the Madagali market would very busy, very crowded. And then they struck: Two schoolgirls blew themselves up.

In that one attack on December 9 in Nigeria’s northeastern Adamawa state 56 people died. There was little doubt that a faction of Boko Haram was behind it.

Witnesses said that the girls walked innocently into the section of the market where vegetables and second-hand clothing were sold, acting as if they had something they wanted to buy, before they triggered their bombs.

“The duo moved from one section of the market to the other surveying the most populous part,” a local revenue collector who had seen the teenage girls before the attacks told Vanguard, a local newspaper. “They ensured that the market was at its peak before they detonated their deadly wares.”

It is still not clear what school the attackers attended before they were taken into the terrorist ranks and persuaded to end their brief lives. Could they have been two of hundreds of girls famously abducted from the Chibok school in 2014?

The army has yet to respond to The Daily Beast requests for clarification.

Madagali is a town located just at the edge of Boko Haram’s Sambissa forest stronghold where close to 200 of the abducted Chibok schoolgirls are still believed to be held. But they are not the only young women and children there.

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