How Boko Haram paid four children N2,500 to carry out bomb attack

The children told the police that an unknown man gave them N2, 500 to carry out the attack.


Four children on Thursday, July 9, bombed the Kofare area of Yola, close to a mechanic workshop along Numan Road, Yola, the capital of Adamawa State after being given N2, 500 by a suspected Boko Haram agent.

The Adamawa Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps,  Luka Ikpi, told journalists that the magnitude of the explosion extended to the state headquarters of the FRSC in the state.

They said the unknown man instructed them to drop the explosive at a specific place in Bachure suburb, near the Army Barracks mainly inhabited by retired military personnel.

Two of the boys, who are between nine and 15 years, were arrested by the police.

They recounted that the bag containing the explosive was too heavy for them to carry, so they had to sell it to a dustbin scavenger, whom they ran into at the nearby mechanic workshop.

The scavenger, who is said to be helping the police with investigation on the incident, said while he were negotiating with the boys, he noticed smoke coming out the container and before he could inquire about its content, it exploded, shattering his legs and injuring two of the children.

While two of the boys fled, the other injured two were arrested by the police.


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