Teenage Suicide Bomber Given Up By Father to Boko Haram

Zarau Babangida
KANO, Nigeria – A thirteen-year-old Nigerian girl says that her father gave her up to the Islamic group Boko Haram, and was consequently threatened with death by the group if she did not become a suicide bomber.
“My father took us to the bush, which was surrounded by gunmen,” Zarau Babangida told reporters during a news conference held by police on Wednesday. “I was asked if I wanted to go to heaven, when I answered, they said I have to go for a suicide mission and if I attempted to run they would kill me.”
She and other girls were then sent to Kano on Dec. 10, and Babangida allowed herself to be dressed with explosive devices.

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