A teenage girl packed with explosives by Boko Haram ripped off her vest to avoid taking part in the attack on Borno Internally Displaced Persons camp (IDPs) in Dikwa, Borno State on Tuesday.
Two others with her, however, walked into the middle of hundreds of people lining up for food before they blew themselves up in the attack that killed 58 and injured 78. It was the most lethal attack launched by the sect in recent months. A Civilian Joint Task Force (CJTF) fighter Modu Awami said yesterday that the third would-be bomber, looking about 14, has confessed.
The little girl whose name was not given, said she was refused to detonate the bomb because it was going to kill her father who she knew was residing in the camp.
Awami, who helped question the girl, said she was scared because she knew she would kill people. A rescue official who confirmed it, said the girl has given officials information about other planned bombings.