Boko Haram sets, particularly young women in terrorism

Boko Haram sets, particularly young women in terrorism

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Suicide bombers of the terrorist organization Boko Haram, especially women and children.

This is evident from a report that researchers from the American terrorismebestrijdingscentrum in collaboration with Yale University, have released.

The researchers analyzed 434 suicide attacks between 2011 and 2017. Of the 338 attacks in which the identity of the offender could be determined, appeared to 244 perpetrators female. The youngest aanslagpleger was a girl of seven.

After 276 schoolgirls in april 2014, in the Nigerian city of Chibok were kidnapped, increased the number of female suicide bombers a lot. Boko Haram puts women especially, because they are less often searched, and thus bombs are better able to hide.

Boko Haram is particularly active in Nigeria and has in the last six years, some 35,000 people have been killed, mainly civilians.

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