Amina Yusuf, Boko Haram trained bomber, failed to detonate her explosive device, hence not carrying instructions as adviced. she was abducted five years ago alongside her parents in Madagali in Adamawa state after a terror attack on the village.
She was paraded by the military on Wednesday in Maiduguri, when asked, she said that she failed to detonate her explosive because she did not subscribe to Boko Haram ideology.
“I was abducted along side 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.
The suspected suicide bomber alleged that her parents were killed after they had refused to be indoctrinated. “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,” she said. “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”, the teenager added:
“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,” Yusuf said.
They were presented by Maj.- Gen. Lucky Irabor, the Theatre Commander of Operation Lafiya Dole with other two unidentified people at a news briefing in Maiduguri.