Female suicide bomber says she refused to detonate her bomb

Maiduguri, March 1, 2017(TNE): Amina Yusuf, one of the three suspected suicide bombers paraded by the military on Wednesday in Maiduguri, said she failed to detonate her explosives because she never believed in the so-called ideology of Boko Haram movement.

Narrating her ordeal while in captivity, 17-year-old Yusuf told newsmen that she was abducted five years ago alongside her parents in Madagali in Adamawa, following an onslaught on their village by the Boko Haram insurgency.

”I was abducted alongside my parents in Madagali in Adamawa after the terrorists attacked our village.

”We were taken to a camp in the bush where we were indoctrinated,” she said.
Yusuf added that her parents were killed after they gallantly refused to join the group.

”My parents were executed because they did not join the group.

“I was married off to a Boko Haram militant with whom I lived in the camp, and one day, I was asked to wear the bomb..

”I was brought to Maiduguri with an instruction to detonate the bomb where there was a large crowd of people”.

She said that she declined because she did not want to die.

“They said I should press the button but I refused and allowed security men to capture me alive.

“My four siblings are still with the terrorists in the camp,” Yusuf said.
Maj.- Gen. Lucky Irabor, the Theatre Commander of Operation Lafiya Dole, had paraded the three girls before newsmen at the weekly briefing. (TNE)

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