Two Female Suicide Bombers Blow Themselves Up in Nigerian Market

Just Head and Legs

On December 9th, 2016, two seven-year-old girls came into a market place in Maiduguri, Nigeria. Soon after, they detonated explosives tied around them. Maiduguri has fallen to the rule of Muslim terrorist group, Boko Haram.

According to initial reports the two girls were killed along with at least one other person and leaving 18 injured. Although, looking at the images it looks as if far more were killed in the blast. The two little girls are left as nothing more than a head and legs while people are strewn around the market place like rag dolls. Blood mixes with the dirt and wares for sale in this latest attack by bloodthirsty religious fanatics.

Boko Haram have not yet claimed responsibility for the attack but given the state of Maiduguri being enslaved by the jihadists and their penchant for sending young women and girls to their deaths as willing (or even unwilling) suicide bombers, it’s safe to say they are the ones behind it.

A member of the Maiduguri militia saw the girls immediately before the explosion. He gave his account to the media:

They got out of a rickshaw and walked right in front of me without showing the slightest sign of emotion. I tried to speak with one of them, in Hausa and in English, but she didn’t answer. I thought they were looking for their mother. She headed toward the poultry sellers, and then detonated her explosives belt

It’s hard for me to believe that girls so young would willingly kill themselves for a religious ideology. Especially being part of a religious group that openly hates women. So I’m thinking that they were forced to do this, probably under threat of their families being murdered. Or who knows, maybe they were brainwashed into believing that this was god’s work… but I won’t hold my breath.

Props to the Pink!

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22 thoughts on “Two Female Suicide Bombers Blow Themselves Up in Nigerian Market

    • @derkopfsammler when I did my anthropological study on Africa my main focus was on the women and children. This really made my heart very heavy because I know what they have to endure on a daily basis…Especially when dealing with people like the Boko Haram. The little girls were forced to do this. In their little world war is inevitable, death even more so. The family probably gave up their children to the Boko Haram to save the rest of the family. Women have little worth and their children, although loved, have even less. Families give up their children easily, the men give up their women all for the sake of survival. Commodities that’s all they are. Very heartbreaking but very much normal now considering their 100 yr civil war, famine, AIDS, poverty, buying and selling of humans on and on.

      I’ve thought about it and I think I’m going back to school.

        • Death is inevitable but being forced to end your life because your family wants you to, to be lead into the light to meet your maker, etc is inexcusable and a very barbaric practice much like female genital mutilation. But there is so much more to everything, to life and those two children will never see a future…But even if they were to become adults, it would’ve only gotten worse. I think it’s pathetic that the parents send their only children out to blow themselves up instead of strapping the bomb to their own bodies.

  1. It speaks volumes as to whom they are currently using for attacks if one looks at history. Good luck with that against Putin and Trump now that they will be rebuilding their respective nuclear arsenals again. Apparently, well more than enough nukes to assure global nuclear and radioactive annihilation isn’t enough. 🙄

    • For sure, when I read about the nuke pissing contest, I was thinking this is the 1980’s all over again and Ronnie’s gonna nuke ’em. Old men sending young men off to war, what a waste.

  2. There is another video out there that I seen, I believe it is the 2 same girls. There were told by their mother that she would one day see them in heaven, she held and hugged reach one of them and soon after the father entered the video and went on some stupid rant as to what they were going to have their daughters do. The girls showed no emotion in the video and it appeared that they knew what their mission was. However, how much does a 7 yo really understand.

  3. I remember as a kid I watched those TV ads asking for donations and sponsorship of African children. Yet here we are 30 years later and nothing seems to have changed in the dark continent. My understanding is that Africans bear many children because it is a fact of life that most of them will not reach their 10th birthday . By having 8,9 even 10 kids that you can’t feed, most will succumb to African way of life but hopefully 1 or 2 will survive into adulthood. I wonder why not just have 2 kids that you can feed, well, and financially support through school and then good things could happen ? But who would help the parents plough the fields if their two kids are at school ? Africa just never ever seems to improve , despite the billions upon billions of dollars of aid and health assistance and everything else that just seems to be funnelled directly into some corrupt dictators pocket……..

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