Parents voluntarily daughters to the terrorist group Boko Haram

Parents voluntarily daughters to the terrorist group Boko Haram

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An unknown number of parents in the north east of Nigeria sends its own motion their daughters to the jihadist group Boko Haram for indoctrination and suicide attacks.

That has to a spokesman of the government forces on Sunday reported, following confessions of some arrested girls.

They told that “minors were donated to the terrorist sect” by their parents or guardians. The authorities have appealed to spiritual and local leaders to help put an end to these practices.

The muslim extremists turn on often young women for suicide attacks on crowded places, including mosques, markets and bus stations. In the north of Cameroon this weekend two people can be themselves inflated. The attacks are not yet claimed.


Boko Haram, in northeastern Nigeria and the border region of Niger, Chad and Cameroon struggle for an islamic state to be founded. By the violence, thousands of people have died and an estimated two million people fled.

In the suicide attacks are increasingly being minors. In the first quarter of 2017 were 27 children, often girls, forced to do so. That is a tripling compared to the same period last year and almost as many as in the whole of 2016.

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