A child suicide bomber, Amina Yusuf, said she refused to denote explosives tied to her body because she does not subscribe to Boko Haram doctrines.
The teenager, who was sent by the hierarchy of Boko Haram to go a suicide mission in Maiduguri, refused instructions to press a button to detonate the explosives, rather she gave herself up to the Army.
She was paraded by Major General Lucky Irabor, the Theatre Commander of Operation Lafiya Doyle on Wednesday in Maiduguri, Borno State, where she made the revelation.
The 17-year-old told journalists that she was abducted five years ago, alongside her parents, in Madagali in Adamawa, after a terror attack on the village.
“I was abducted alongside 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.
“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.
She said that she declined to detonate the explosives because she did not want to die.
“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.