The leadership of the Nigerian army has accused
parents and guardians in the north-east of giving
out their children to Boko Haram members for
The Nigerian Army on Saturday begged religious,
traditional and community rulers in the North-East
to dissuade parents from donating their children to
The Director, Army Public Relations, Brig.-Gen.
Sani Usman, who said this in a statement, noted
that this appeal was consequent upon some
“revelations” made by some arrested suicide
He said, “The Nigerian Army wishes to appeal to
religious, traditional and community leaders, as well
as all well-meaning Nigerians, especially in the
North-East of our country, to help dissuade people
from donating their daughters or wards to Boko
Haram terrorists for indoctrination and suicide
B’Haram used 145 girls for suicide attacks in
seven months — Investigation
Meanwhile, Boko Haram terrorists have so far used
more than 145 girls in suicide bombing missions
between January and July 2017, a SUNDAY PUNCH
investigation has shown.
The figure, sourced from the military anti-
insurgency operation, Operation Lafiya Dole, the
National Emergency Management Agency and the
Borno State Police Command could be higher as
some suicide missions might not have been
reported to the agencies.
SUNDAY PUNCH gathered that while Boko Haram
terrorists also made use of male bombers to
attack mosques and military locations, there were
more females deployed in the months reviewed.
The other locations where the terrorists deployed
the girls strapped with locally made Improvised
Explosive Devices were, internally displaced
persons camps and villages.