Wednesday, 2 December 2015

Potential Child Suicide Bomber Arrested In IDP Camp


The youngest face on the photograph of 100-wanted Boko Haram suspect, Master Usman Modu Tella, 11 years old, was on Wednesday arrested by soldiers in one of the camps for internally displaced persons (IDP) in Maiduguri, Borno state, army authority said.

According to Leadership the young boy who said he was in the camp to carry out suicide at attack at a future date, told his apprehenders that some Boko Haram bomb experts had trained him and three other kids.

Three of his trained colleagues had since been killed in the various suicide attacks they were sent to carry out.

Young Usman, who said he came from Bama town,  was picked from among other kids at the Dalori IDP camp in Maiduguri.

His face was featured in the photograph of 100-wanted Boko Haram suspects published in October this year by the Department of Army Public Relations. He was the suspect as number ‘82’.

According to a statement issued by Acting Director Army Public Relations, Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman, the child said he was sneaked into the camp as a displaced child to get familiarized with the people and wait for the day he would be prompted to carry his own suicide attack inside the camp.

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