Concerns are rapidly emerging that the dreaded Boko Haram group is using the 220 girls it abducted in Chibok last April as suicide bombers.
The delay in freeing the over 200 girls seized from Government Secondary School, Chibok, in Borno State, may have exposed them to radicalisation by their captors, who are now using them for suicide bombings.
Speculations come as a female suicide bomber caught close to the entrance of the University of Maiduguri, confesses that over 50 others have been let loose to kill 100, 000 people before the end of 2014.
LeadershipNG also reported that a female suicide bomber was caught close to a primary school at Dinshe, Kano State, trying to detonate her explosives.
Serial attacks carried out by the female suicide bombers in the vast Northern part of Nigeria last week alone lent credence to this claim.
It would be recalled that former education minister Oby Ezekwesili urged the Nigerian government not to “move on,” as the Chibok girls may be “indoctrinated or coerced into being used as suicide bombers”.
“This new trend and serial pattern of female suicide bombers surely should particularly worry us,” she said.
“Female suicide bombers are again and again becoming the trend and our Chibok girls are still in the enemy’s den. It worries me stiff. Are we thinking? Our Chibok girls really need to be rescued from the clutches of evil.”
The Human Rights Writers Association (HURIWA) urged the government to investigate the identity of the female suicide bombers.
“In the event that these female suicide bombers are identified to have been the same kidnapped girls, then the government should immediately deploy all resources and strategies to bring to an end, once and for all, this shameful scenario, since the military have repeatedly stated that they are aware of the whereabouts of the kidnaped Chibok girls,” the organisation said.
However, it is a shame and rather unfortunate that government wasted precious time in rescuing the girls either through negotiation with Boko Haram or other means possible.
How do you expect 220 abducted innocent girls kept and indoctrinated by the ferociously cold-blooded sect for over 224 days to come out the same??