A 10 year old girl strapped with an explosive belt has been discovered by security forces.
The girl – in company of two other people, a man and an 18 year old girl – was arrested while traveling along a road in Katsina.The Director-General of the National Information Center, Mike Omeri disclosed while briefing news men at the National Information Center.
“Security forces on Tuesday, July 29, at about 10pm along Zaria Road, Tudun Wada of Funtua Metropolis, arrested three suspects believed to be members of the Boko Haram sect,” he said. “The three suspects consisted a male named Iliya Haliru, and two females – Zainab Musa, 18, and Hadiza Musa, 10. The three suspects were arrested in a Honda CRV.
“When they were directed to disembark for security check, 10-year-old Hadiza was discovered to have been strapped with an explosive belt. And immediately, Iliya and Zainab made attempt to escape with the car but were later blocked by other concerned Nigerians and subsequently arrested. The police successfully unstrapped the explosive.”