Posted by News Express | 11 August 2014 | 5,493 times
The Joint Task Force (JTF) in Kano has arrested a man suspected to be the master trainer of Boko Haram female suicide bombers with 16 females who were reportedly being trained for suicide operations, reports Daily Trust, quoting security sources.
“It was gathered that the man identified as Ibrahim Ibrahim was arrested in Dala LGA of Kano during a raid by the Joint Task Force Thursday,” the report said.
It added that the females were being trained to carry out suicide bombings when the JTF raided their training ground and arrested them and their trainer.
It would be recalled that the recent Sallah celebration in Kano State was marred as female suicide bombers struck at five different locations. About 30 persons lost their lives to the female suicide bombers who were believed to be less than 20 years old.
Daily Trust quoted a security source as disclosing that the plan of the insurgents is to continue using female suicide bombers to unleash terror on the people of the state.
Ibrahim is reported to have told interrogators that he brought the trainee bombers from Sambisa forest in Borno State.
“He is still being held and interrogated by the JTF and he is cooperating with the force by divulging vital information about their new strategy of using teenage girls for suicide bombings. I don’t know the exact number of the girls because one of my colleagues who participated in the operation said 13 while the other one said 16,” Daily Trust quoted the source as saying.
Spokesperson of the JTF in Kano, Captain Ikechukwu Eze, confirmed an operation in Dala Local Government Area, telling the paper: “There was an operation in Dala where one Ibrahim Ibrahim was arrested alongside some persons. Investigation is still on.”
•Photo shows three Boko Haram female informants earlier nabbed by security agents.
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