Attention Michelle Obama: Boko Haram Now Forcing Little Girls to Be Human Bombs
Last spring First Lady Michelle Obama was all about rescuing girls kidnapped in Nigeria by the Islamist terrorist group Boko Haram.
This weekend Boko Haram forced three girls, each reportedly around ten years old, to be human bombs in attacks in Nigeria. Reuters reported the first child bombing was Saturday followed by two on Sunday. One contradictory report says one of the girls was fifteen.
“The blasts struck around mid-afternoon at an open market selling mobile handsets in the town of Potiskum in Yobe state, which has frequently been attacked by the Sunni Muslim jihadist group Boko Haram.
“A trader at the market, Sani Abdu Potiskum, said the bombers were about 10 years old. “I saw their dead bodies. They are two young girls of about 10 years of age … you only see the plaited hair and part of the upper torso,” the trader said.
“A source at the Potiskum general hospital said three people had been killed, excluding the bombers, while 46 were injured.”
…”Sunday’s explosions came a day after a bomb strapped to a girl aged around 10 years old exploded in a busy market place in the Nigerian city of Maiduguri, killing at least 16 people and injuring more than 20, security sources said.”
The Nigerian ambassador to the U.S. will be honoring Michelle Obama this week, as well as former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, even though Obama failed in her campaign to free the kidnapped Nigerian girls.
For some reason the media keeps calling the girls suicide bombers when it is obvious they have been forced to be human bombs.
— Yahoo Canada News (@YahooCanadaNews) January 11, 2015
There is at least one eyewitness report the bombs are being remotely detonated.
“But the young ages of some — such as the girl in Maiduguri — and the actions of a 15-year-old who was one of Sunday’s bombers in Potiskum, strongly suggest coercion.
“A civilian vigilante who witnessed the Maiduguri bombing said of the girl: “I doubt if she actually knew what was strapped to her body.”
“Another eye-witness said it appeared that the bomb was remote-controlled, which chimes with testimony from other attacks across the wider north of Nigeria.
“In Potiskum, a security official involved in the rescue operation said: “The second bomber was terrified by the explosion and she tried to dash across the road but she also exploded.”
Boko Haram also conducted a days-long massacre in Nigeria this month, slaughtering an estimated two thousand.