Boko Haram: Woman strapped with explosives escape

Boko Haram: Woman strapped with explosives escape

Monday, May 23, 2016 12:53 am

a female bomber arrested in Kano in 2014

a female bomber arrested in Kano in 2014

A Maiduguri woman kidnapped by Boko Haram to hit a Kano target as a suicide bomber, managed to beat her abductors and consequently aborted her mission.

The woman, mother of three children said she was on her way to the hospital when she was kidnapped by suspected Boko Haram men.

Her abductors told her she would go to the famous Kantin Kwari Market in Kano for “God’s mission”And then they drugged her.

The Commissioner of Police in Kano State, Abbati Dikko, on Sunday in Kano presented the woman, yet unidentified to Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje at the Government House Kano.

The woman told Ganduje of her experience: “On our arrival in Kano, the vehicle (in which she was conveyed) developed a problem I gained my consciousness and found that my body was strapped with explosive belt.

“It is in the course of repairing the car that I learnt the kidnappers have stripped me of my cloth and explosive devices were strapped on me,’’ she said.

She said that she eventually ran away before security men rescued her around 11 p.m. and was taken to Hotoro Police Station in Kano.

The commissioner urged the residents to be security conscious and report to the police whenever they noticed suspicious movements.

Gov. Ganduje also urged the populace to be very vigilant, especially at markets.

Ganduje said if the woman had not regained her consciousness, it could have been a different story.


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