Boko Haram Islamists took two little Nigerian girls, ages 8 & 9, strapped a bomb on them and forced them to blow themselves up. This is murder. This is terrorism. This needs to stop.
Two girl suicide bombers died when they exploded Sunday in a crowded area near a market in Nigeria’s northeastern city of Maiduguri, injuring 17 people, rescue officials said.
Survivor Abubakar Musa said he also saw among the victims the bodies of soldiers, who were guarding a nearby electric power installation.
Officials blamed the Boko Haram Islamic extremist group that has staged numerous attacks in Maiduguri, the birthplace of the insurgency.
One bomber appeared no older than 7 and the second about 8 years old, said Abdulkadir Jabo, a civilian self-defense fighter who stopped them from going into the market. “I asked the older girl where she was going but she could not speak Hausa or Kanuri … and appeared very unsettled, so I turned her back,” he told The Associated Press.
Seconds later, she detonated, followed by the younger girl, Jabo said.
— Vinny B (@ShegeBami) December 12, 2016
— Nnamdi Obasi (@NnamdiObasi) December 11, 2016
They aren’t “suicide bombers” then, are they? They were murdered by the adults who should have been nurturing them.
What kind of people… https://t.co/2hd5P7NwWJ
— Ron Coleman (@RonColeman) December 12, 2016