Why I refused to detonate my explosive – female bomber

A teenager, Amina Yusuf, paraded by the military on Wednesday in Maiduguri revealed why she failed to detonate her explosive despite orders from Boko Haram .

The 17-year-old told newsmen in Maiduguri that she was abducted five years ago, alongside her parents, in Madagali in Adamawa, after a terror attack on the village.She said

“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 forcefully indoctrinated by 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,” she said.“One day I was asked to wear the bombs. I was brought to Maiduguri with an instruction that I detonate the bomb where there is a large crowd of people,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,” she said.


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