Female bomber who bombed Madagali some weeks back, had a baby wit her, NEMA confirmed on Tuesday. They however were unsure, if this is Boko Haram's new tactic to enable would-be bombers evade detection.
“From the report we got after the Madagali attack (on January 13), one of the female suicide bombers had a baby strapped to her back,” said the NEMA coordinator for Adamawa state, Saad Bello.
“However it is not clear whether it was a coincidence or a strategy they employed to avoid detection by security personnel.
“This was one isolated case and it will be premature to arrive at a definite conclusion that the use of babies in suicide attacks has become a trend.”At least two people were killed and 15 others injured in the explosions that happened in Madagali at a checkpoint manned by local hunters, at a military post and a bus station.