How devilish can a father be to give her 13 year old daughter to Boko Haram militants to be used as suicide bomber? Well, destiny and fate had other plans as the girl did not go through with it. God/Allah bless her. She will live a long and blessed life.
The Kano state Police command on Dec. 24th arrested the 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.
The Kano State Commissioner of Police Alhaji Tashid Aderile Shinaba said she was arrested by police officers who found her moves suspicious. When interrogated, the young girl said her father was the one who took her to the people who strapped her with the bombs. Speaking at a news conference organised by police, said she was taken to the city of Kano where two other girls detonated their bombs.
The girl was arrested, still wearing explosives, police said. She further told journalists that her father had taken her to militants hiding in a forest near the town of Gidan Zana in northern Kano state. She said one of the leaders asked her if she knew what a suicide bombing was.
“They said, ‘Can you do it?’ I said ‘no’,” she said. “They said, ‘You will go to heaven if you do it.’ I said ‘No I can’t.’ They said they would shoot me or throw me into a dungeon.”
It was not possible to independently verify the girl’s story. Correspondents said she had no lawyer present. Kano police said they wanted the girl to tell her story to make the public aware of who was behind the attack. Kano State Police Commissioner Adenrele Shinaba, quoted by Nigerian media, said police wanted to dispel rumours that the attack had been linked to inter-tribal conflict.
Boko Haram, a Sunni Islamist group, has been waging an insurgency in Nigeria since 2009. In recent months the group has taken control of a series of towns and villages in north-east Nigeria and has vowed to create an Islamic state in those areas. Nigerian authorities have struggled in the fight to defeat them.
Source: Linda Ikeji Blog and BBC