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13-Year-Old Girl, Teenage Suicide Bomber Confesses “Boko Haram Told Me I’ll Enter Paradise If I Blow Up Myself”

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Dec 25, 2014 – Arrested Teenage Suicide Bomber Confesses “Boko Haram Told Me I’ll Enter Paradise If I Blow Up Myself”

It was a bad day for suicide bombers yesterday as they were arrested in Kano and Gombe states. In Kano, a 13-year-old female suicide bomber, Zarahau Babangida, revealed how her par­ents initiated her into terrorism.

The female bomber in Kano, who was paraded by security operatives at the Bompai Police headquarters, gave an account of how insurgents executed the December 10, 2014, twin bomb explo­sions at Kanti Kwari Market. The blasts killed at least six persons and injured several others.

The suspect revealed that she was taken to the bush by her parents, where she met terrorists that recruited her, adding that it was from there that she, alongside the rest of the female bombers, were taken to Kano State on December 10 for the terror attack.

Frail-looking Zarahau recalled that she was delivered to the insurgents in the bush by her parents, but could not exactly say the location of the meeting point.

Describing the insurgents she encoun­tered in the bush, she revealed: “Some of them were white and some of them were black, but they were all armed.

“They took us to the bush, near a thatched house. They called the three of us and some other women. Each of us was called out separately and asked if we would sacrifice our lives (Istishadiya). But I asked them this: ‘What is Istishadiya?’ They responded that it was suicide bomb­ing. I said ‘no’ to their request. They promised me that if I commit suicide, I will enter paradise.”

She said: “When I refused, they threat­ened to kill me and thrown me into a ditch where they keep sinners. They have already surrounded the bush to prevent the women from escaping. “Because they said that they would kill me, I granted their request.”

Zaharau revealed that she accepted to commit suicide so as to be allowed out of the bush alive, noting that following her acceptance, she and the other two suicide bombers were conveyed to Kano and on a tricycle, for the suicide mission in the market.

“When we dropped at the market, one of the girls announced that we would enter the place, settling in different loca­tions, urging the rest of us to detonate our bombs once the first one had gone off. Then the first girl entered with her own bomb into the market and as we went, the second girl asked me to detonate mine, but I refused. After that, she detonated her own bomb and the explosion hit me and injured me on the leg,” she said.

Zaharau noted that she slipped out of the market in the confusion and went to the main road from where she boarded a tricycle and headed to Dawanau, on the outskirts of Kano, where she had lived.

“At Dawanau, some of our neighbours came and I sought help. I asked to be taken to the hospital, but the women there said that their husbands were not at home. It was one of the elders in the area that finally took me to the hospital.

“At the hospital, the medical personnel started dressing my wounds. They had sewn the injury. Then later the driver of the tricycle who took me to Dawanau sur­faced and reported that he saw something inside his tricycle that I had forgotten. Al­though I tried to deny initially, they later called the soldiers on phone, who came and took me away,” Zaharau said.

Also, speaking at a joint press confer­ence organised by the police and the Di­rectorate of State Security (DSS), the state Police Commissioner, Alhaji Aderenle Shinaba, said the suspect was conveyed to perpetrate the act in the state from a hideout in Bauchi State.

He noted that the suspect claimed to be an indigene of Bauchi State, even as he added that one of the accomplices to the crime had been arrested and detained.

He said: “This girl was arrested in one of the hospitals she ran to in her quest to obtain medical attention,, because as a result of the blast in the market place, she was injured in one of her legs, which made her to run to the hospital, where we were able to apprehend her.”

Asked if the girl was one of the Chibok girls, the commissioner said: “I will leave the judgment to the members of the public, as to whether she was one of the Chibok girls or not. In the first place, she is aged 13 years. In the second place, she can’t speak English and from what we heard of the Chibok girls, they were about to write their WAEC. So, the deduction is yours.”

Aderenle said Zaharau’s fate would be decided by the court.

[Reported By Daily Sun]



  1. Don Omoniyi

    December 25, 2014 at 3:48 AM

    Please let’s not blame the parents may be the terrorists held them against their wishes too

  2. Metu Nyetu

    December 25, 2014 at 5:58 AM

    Jst look wat pretty face dat death would hav claimd by nw! Thank God she was wise nt 2 kil herslf, unlike her foolish colleagues.

    Who says her parents shdnt b blamed? It is glaring dat they must hav sold her 2 those terrorists on account of extreme poverty or maybe wit a blurred mindset 2 please Allah. Dat is bold cowardice! If they wantd 2 please Allah, they shd hav been courageous enof 2 sacrifice themslvs rather. Evn povaty is nt reason enof 2 swap blood for money. So d parents shd b blamed. D young girl shd lead d police 2 her parents who, in turn, would lead 2d arrest of those BH devils.

    • I

      December 25, 2014 at 11:58 PM

      On point! Blame the parents!

  3. obi

    December 25, 2014 at 7:01 AM

    people still question if islam is a religion, Jesus said love your enemies and feed them.

    • SAUDIQ

      December 25, 2014 at 4:40 PM

      Obi, you must be too young to be familier with history of religious violence or, have refused to update your knowledge about different kind of religious killings around the world. I am by no means justifying Boko Haram insurgency in the north but, it is absolutely wrong to link misguided elements to the religion and condemn the Islam religion. Obi, do you know the perpetrators of the anihilations of more than six million Jews in Europe that led to the second world war were Christians of German origin. Do you also know LRA leader in Uganda is a Christian and is fighting the course of the Christian religion that has claimed the lives of several thousands of Ugandans and, even across borders in East African countries, up till date the LRA leader has remained elusive and, has defied all baits to get him surrender.? Is it right to say Christianity is not a religion citing many more atrocity around the world which are led by Christian faithfuls.?

    • ADEYEMI Murtala

      December 28, 2014 at 7:36 PM

      ur comment is blasphemy. I pray God forgive u and w shall c wen d time comes

  4. friday

    December 25, 2014 at 10:08 AM

    kill her sharply..if them no catch na so she go kill many people.

  5. Favour G

    December 25, 2014 at 11:28 AM

    They are now tired of blowin their selves up, and now using female adult nd female tennagers, using heaven to decieve them, see! there is only one heaven, our prayer is, let God arise nd let all the enemies of Nigerians nd christians be destroyed, nd when He riseup, all the boko boys, their sponsors, leaders nd other countries that are backin them will cry had l know at the end. God is patiently watching.

  6. nkn

    December 25, 2014 at 1:15 PM

    what do u know abt islam young man? be careful

  7. OLA

    December 25, 2014 at 3:37 PM


  8. Etyns

    December 26, 2014 at 3:08 AM

    It’s very sad that uptil now some ppl are still living in d darkness! What message do ppl preach in their various religion; fighting for God in d name of jihad, killing ppl or be killed to secure a place in paradise with virgins? Thou shall not kill but others are taking it opposite 2 d xtent parents are deceiving their child 2 kill herself n others 2 b married in paradise! Those beast(parents) shud b arrested and jail for life!

  9. ogazy ogazy

    December 26, 2014 at 7:03 PM

    my ppl let not over flog the issue , all we are saying are indirectly or directly affect the in that region . may God help us for the spread to other part of the country

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