Nigerian girl, 14, recounts would-be suicide bombing

A man walks past blood stains and rubble after twin suicide blasts at Kantin Kwari textile market in the northern Nigerian city of Kano on December 10, 2014A 14-year-old Nigerian girl who was arrested with explosives strapped to her body told journalists Wednesday that her parents volunteered her to take part in a suicide attack. The girl, who was identified as Zahra’u Babangida, was arrested in Kano on December 10 following a double suicide bombing in a market that killed 10 people. She said her mother and father, both Boko Haram sympathisers, took her to an insurgent hideout in a forest near the town of Gidan Zana in Kano state. She said one alleged militant leader asked her whether she knew what a suicide bombing was.

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