A  female suicide bomber, who was caught by the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, on Tuesday in Maiduguri, has confessed that she was given N200 to embark on the mission. She said that  she was abducted two years ago and later married a Boko Haram commander named ‘Amir’

The 18-year-old suicide bombers ,identified as Amina had tried to attack motorists at the NNPC Mega Station along Damboa Road. One  of them was shot dead while the other was arrested.

“They gave us N200 each which they said we should use to buy food for ourselves,” she said. “It took us three days to come to Maiduguri on a motorcycle. We were directed by the sect members to detonate our explosives anywhere we saw any form of gathering. They said if we press the button, the bomb would explode and we will automatically go to heaven. I was scared, so I told them that I could not detonate any explosive. So, they said if Zainab detonated her own, it would serve the purpose. On our way to Maiduguri, we encountered the military and they were shooting. I was very scared and the people that brought us ran away.

“I am from Imam Shekau’s faction of Boko Haram, even though I have never seen Shekau. But I hear about him in Gobarawa,” Amina added.She said that her father, mother and younger brother, Umar, were all killed when they tried to escape from the Boko Haram enclave where they were held hostage.