Mother of 3 narrates how Boko Haram members kidnapped & tried to use her for a suicide attack in Kano


A mother of three who was kidnapped by Boko Haram members and forced to strap a bomb around her, has narrated her ordeal after she was rescued by military officers. The woman Khadija Ibrahim, said she was on her way to a hospital when she abducted by some members of the sect in Maiduguri, Borno state.

Addressing reporters at the Kano state Government House yesterday May 22nd, the woman said she managed to escape after the vehicle in which she was being conveyed developed fault.

“On our arrival in Kano, the vehicle (in which she was conveyed) developed a problem I gained my consciousness and found that my body was strapped with explosive belt. It is in the course of repairing the car that I learnt the kidnappers have stripped me of my cloth and explosive devices were strapped on me.”

According to the woman, the kidnappers told her she was billed to go to the famous Kantin Kwari market in Kano to blow the market as part of “God’s work”.

She said she summoned courage and eventually ran away before security men rescued her around 11pm and took her to Hotoro police station in Kano.

Speaking on the incident, the Kano state police commissioner, Abbati Dikko, urged the residents to be security conscious and report suspicious movements to the police.

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