Monday, 11 August 2014

JTF Arrest Suicide Bombers’ Trainer With 16 Females In Kano Raid

A man suspected to be the master trainer of Boko Haram female suicide bombers has been reportedly nabbed by the Joint Task Force (JTF) in Kano.

The man, identified as Ibrahim Ibrahim, was arrested on Thursday, August 7, with 16 females who were allegedly being trained for suicide operations, in Dala LGA of Kano during a raid by the security agents.

A security source who spoke to Daily Trust disclosed that when the suspect was interrogated, he said he brought the bombers from Sambisa forest in Borno State.

The source said: "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."

A top security source, who confirmed the arrest, said they have recently carried out many successful operations and he will not like to say mush on this latest one.

When contacted, the spokesperson of the JTF in Kano, Captain Ikechukwu Eze, confirmed an operation in Dala local government area of the state, adding that investigation was still going on.

Related: Chibok Girls: Oby Ezekwesili Expresses Worry Over The Trend Of Female Suicide Bombers

Recently, Boko Haram devised a new strategy of using female suicide bombers to carry out their wicked acts, a trend which many Nigerians are worried about with some insinuating the female bombers might be the missing Chibok school girls.

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