8 and 10 Year Old Boys Used by Boko Haram

ICC Note: 

Boko Haram continue to use women and even children in their war on Nigeria and Christians. On Saturday, July 15, two young boys went out to herd their cattle, when they came in contact with Boko Haram Militants. They were taken for a few hours,  one was fitted with a suicide bomb vest and sent home to die. When they arrived home, the young boy tried to remove the vest and was killed. The younger brother was hurt in the explosion but has been taken to a hospital. This is a disturbing and inhuman practice. We pray for the safety of the children in Nigeria and that Boko Haram might be defeated soon to help save lives.

 

07/17/2017 Nigeria (AllAfrica) – A ten-year-old Fulani boy herding cattle was killed while his 8 years old younger brother sustained injuries in an explosion from a suicide bomb belt forcefully strapped around the elder's body by suspected Boko Haram insurgents, the police said.

According to the police, the two underaged kids, Gambo Bukar and Umar Bukar, ran into Boko Haram insurgents while they were grazing their animals on Saturday.

The insurgents caught them and forcefully strapped a suicide bomb belt on the elderly kid with a warning that it must not be removed until they got back home.

"The incident happened yesterday15/7/2017, at about 1000hrs when two boys, Gambo Bukar and Umar Bukar, aged 10 and 8yrs respectively, Fulani by tribe, of Dalti village in Jere LGA, outskirt of Maiduguri, went out for grazing at Baram and Tamsongamdu villages in Mafa LGA," said the Borno State police spokesperson, Victor Isukwu.

 

 

 

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