The Kano state Police command today Dec. 24th arrested a 13 year old girl identified as Zahra’u Babban Gida who was found with explosives strapped on her body opposite the Kantin-Kwari textile market, same place where two female suicide bombers detonated bombs two weeks ago killing many.
At least 10 people were killed in the incident.
However, the young suicide bomber who hails from Damaturu, Yobe, has allegedly confessed to journalists that she was commissioned into Boko Haram by her parents, who live in Bauchi State. The young girl said her father was the one who took her to the people who strapped her with the bombs.
According to her, the unknown men told her she had to carry out the suicide attack in order to make heaven. She said the men told her they would kill her if she doesn’t follow through with the bomb attack. The Kano state government however said that the young girl was not one of the missing Chibok girls.
Speaking to journalists in Kano, the state’s Commissioner of Police, Mr. Aderenle Shinaba, who was flanked by the state’s Director of Directorate of Security Service (DSS), said the arrest of the young bomber and her accomplice was as result of the synergy existing between the police, the DSS, Army, Airforce, Customs, Immigration, Prisons and NSCDC.
Shinaba, who expressed dismay at insinuations that female suicide bombers were from Igbo extraction, said such rumors were unfounded.