The war against insurgency in the North East has taken a new dimension with parents and guardians in the North East now working in tandem with Boko haram by donating young girls to the terrorist’s sect for suicide attacks.
The Nigerian Army confirmed the regrettable situation on Saturday in an appeal to religious, traditional and community leaders in the North East to disabuse the minds of these guardians from these dastardly acts.
It was contained in a statement signed by Brigadier General Sani Usman, Director, Army Public Relations entitled, ‘Appeal to Religious, Traditional and Community Leaders’.
“The Nigerian Army wishes to appeal to religious, traditional and community leaders, as well as all well-meaning Nigerians especially in the North East of our country, to help dissuade people from donating their daughters or wards, to Boko Haram terrorists for indoctrination and suicide bombing missions.
“This appeal became expedient in view of recent revelations by some intercepted female suicide bombers during interrogations. It was discovered that most of these hapless minors were “donated” to the terrorist’s sect by their heartless and misguided parents and guardians, as part of their contribution to the perpetuation of the Boko Haram terrorists’ dastardly acts against the Nigerian society and humanity.
“The acts of these parents and guardians are not only barbaric, but condemnable and unacceptable.
“Nigerians have a responsibility and obligation to collectively mould our children and wards and define a better future for them rather than condemning them to death by the criminal Boko Haram terrorists and their sympathizers through suicide bombings.
“Consequently, the public are kindly requested to be more vigilant, security conscious and report any suspicious persons or those whose daughters or female wards are missing or have not been seen recently.
“You can report by calling 193 on any network”.
“The public is also please reminded that the Nigerian Army’s offer and reward of the sum of Five Hundred Thousand Naira (N500, 000. 00) to anybody that brought information about suicide bombing, is still available.”
Brigadier General Sani Kukasheka Usman
Director Army Public Relations
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