Teenager Reveals Why She Refused to Bomb Innocent People

March 1, 2017
BOKO | Report Focus News

Amina Yusuf, a teenager paraded by the military on Wednesday in Maiduguri said she failed to detonate her explosive because she was against the Boko Haram sect.

BOKO | Report Focus News

The 17-year-old told newsmen that she was abducted five years ago, alongside her parents, in Madagali in Adamawa.

She spoke before Maj.- Gen. Lucky Irabor, the Theatre Commander of Operation Lafiya Dole, who presented her along with two other unindentified girls.

“I was abducted alongside my parents in Madagali in Adamawa after the terrorists attacked our village.

“We were taken to a camp in the bush where we were forcefully indoctrinated by the group,” she said.

Amina recalled that “my parents were executed because they did not join the group.

“I was married off to a Boko Haram militant with whom I lived in the camp.

“One day I was asked to wear the bombs. I was brought to Maiduguri with an instruction that I detonate the bomb where there is large crowd of people.

“They said I should press the button but I refused and allowed security men to capture me alive.

“My four siblings are still with the terrorists in the camp”.