TERRORISM: 16 ‘female bombers’ arrested at secret training field

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A suspected boko Haram member believed to be training female bombers was arrested yesterday in Kano.

Also arrested with Ibrahim Ibrahim, were the 16 girls who security
agents said were being trained as would-be bombers.
Sources in Kano said the teenage girls were arrested when
security men swooped on the place were they were being trained
following a tip-off.

Joint Task Force (JTF) officers carried out the raid. Ibrahim is
believed to be of would-be suicide bombers.
Last month, a 10-year -old girl was arrested along with a man –
both wired up and on a suicide bombing mission – in Funtua,
Katsina State.

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There have been a series of female suicide bombings in the North
in recent times.

Most of the young girls are usually dressed in hijab , under which
they carry the lethal objects which they detonate at designated
places. Many people have been killed in Kano, Kaduna and in
Borno states by female suicide bombers.

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JTF spokesman Capt. Ikechukwu Eze confirmed the arrest, saying
investigation was ongoing.

A security source said anonymously that when interrogated, the
suspect disclosed that he brought the female bombers from the
Sambisa forest in Borno State.