Boko Haram: ‘My Clothes Were Replaced With Explosives, I was Asked to Bomb Kano Market’ – Female Suspect

A mother of three has opened up on how suspected Boko Haram members abducted her in Maiduguri, Borno state capital, while on her way to the hospital.

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Addressing reporter at the Government House Kano, on Sunday, the woman said she managed to escape after the vehicle in which she was being conveyed developed fault.

“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,” she said.

“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 eventually ran away before security men rescued her around 11pm and was taken to Hotoro police station in Kano.

She said the kidnappers told her that she was to go to the famous Kantin Kwari Market in Kano for “God’s mission”.

Abbati Dikko, commissioner of police in Kano, urged the residents to be security conscious and report suspicious movements to the police.

Abdullahi Ganduje, governor of the state, also urged the populace to be very vigilant, especially at markets.



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