Two young boys have been arrested in Yola, Adamawa State after they were caught trying to sell a bomb.
2 boys, aged 9, 11, arrested for trying to sell bomb
The children had reportedly been ordered to take the explosive device to the Bauchare area of the state capital.
The children had received orders to take the explosive device to the Bauchare area of the state capital, according to Premium Times.
However they instead attempted to sell it to an aged man who is said to have rejected it.
“The two bombers are little boys. I saw when they took the explosives to one baba that buys scraps and the baba said he is not going to buy because it was small, they left,” a witness said.
“I was standing here in this fuel filling station when those boys left the baba but just as they got to the road, there was an explosion. One of them was injured and they started running,” he added.
The incident has been confirmed by the State Road Safety Corp Commander, Luka Ikpi.
“When I heard the noise, I rushed out but I was told it was tyre that got burst. But the sound I heard was not that of tyre. So I asked my officer in charge of intelligence to find out,” Ikpi said.
“It was when he came back that he confirmed my fears, and told me that two little boys have been apprehended. I then arrested them and handed over them to the police,” he added.
The number of young suicide bombers in Nigeria has been on the increase and they are believed to be assigned to the deadly duty by terrorist sect, Boko Haram.
The country has witnessed a spate of terror attacks which has claimed more than 500 lives since President Muhammadu Buhari was sworn in on May 29.
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