Boko Haram Female Suicide Bombers Trainer Arrested With 16 Teenage Girls In Kano
August 11, 2014 – Boko Haram Female Suicide Bombers Trainer Arrested With 16 Teenage Girls In Kano
A man suspected to be the trainer of female suicide bombers has been arrested in Kano.
The man identified as Ibrahim was arrested during a raid by the JTF on Thursday in Dala Local Government Area of Kano.
He was caught with 16 teenagers at their training group in the aforementioned area of Kano.
The just concluded Sallah celebration was marred in the state as female suicide bombers struck at five different locations. About 30 persons lost their lives to the female suicide bombers who were believed to be less than 20 years old.
“He is still being held and interrogated by the JTF and he is cooperating with the force by divulging vital information about their new strategy of using teenage girls for suicide bombings. I don’t know the exact number of the girls because one of my colleagues who participated in the operation said 13 while the other one said 16,” he said.
A top security source confirmed the arrest but added, “You know we have carried out many recent successful operations recent. I will not like to say much on this latest operation.”
Spokesperson of the JTF in Kano, Captain Ikechukwu Eze, confirmed an operation in Dala local government area.
“There was an operation in Dala where one Ibrahim Ibrahim was arrested alongside some persons. Investigation is still on,” he said in a phone interview.