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!