Security officials in Katsina State have arrested two people suspected to be members if terrorist group Boko Haram who were travelling with a 10 year old girl strapped with explosives.
According to reports, the girl was discovered with the suspects who were driving a Honda CRV car on their way to Katsina state, presumably to carry out a potentially deadly car.
The men were intercepted on alert by ‘concerned Nigerians’ and had made to escape after they were discovered.
Government spokesman, Mike Omeri said, “Ten-year old Hadiza was discovered to have been strapped with an explosive belt and, immediately, Iliya and Zainab made attempt to escape with the car, but were later blocked by other concerned Nigerians and subsequently arrested.”
The arrests came after two explosions rocked the cities of Kano and Yobe state in as many days.
Although no one has claimed responsibility for the attacks, Boko Haram has been widely blamed for the atrocities and the group has changed tactics with the use of female bombers in carrying out the daring attacks.
One female suicide bomber detonated an explosive at a University campus in Kano as students checked their results killing two and leaving 8 injured.
This was the latest in the spate of suicide attacks carried out by female members after three incidents in the troubled region between Sunday and Wednesday left up to 5 dead and injured many.
Boko Haram is fighting for the establishment of Islamic law in the Northern region of Nigeria and is responsible for up to 2, 000 deaths in the country so far this year alone.