According to the information provided by Coordinator of National Information Centre, NIC, Mike Omerri, a suspicious car, Honda CRV, with suspected Boko Haram members was stopped by security forces in Katsina state. The people in the car included one adult male; one teenage girl aged 18 and one underage girl aged 10.
During the arrest operation the older suspects tried to flee the scene in the vehicle, but failed and subsequently were detained. The child, simply identified Hadiza, was discovered to have been strapped to an explosive belt, Mr. Omerri claims.
The chilling trend of deploying young women and girls as bombers comes three-and-half months after Boko Haram attack on a girls’ secondary school in Chibok, Borno State, where it kidnapped approximately 300 girls in the northeast. Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau also promised to convert the girls in Islam and "sell them in the market, by Allah.