An Islamic terrorist group in West Africa called, Boko Haram have been increasing their use of children, in particular young girls for their attacks in the region. They use them as suicide bombers and the children enter the village, mosque, and etc to kill themselves and anyone around.

Boko Haram is the same terrorist group that went into an all girls schools two years ago and abducted over 200 hundred innocent students. Most of the girls are still missing.  According to a report from the Unicef, one of every five suicide bombers from the Boko Haram have been a child and mostly little girls. Rahila Amos, a Nigerian woman who was a prisoner of the Boko Haram said they forced her to take Islam classes and instructed her on how to kill.“If you cut from the back of the neck, they die faster,”said Amos as she described her instructions from the Boko Haram to the New York Times.

Last year 44 children have been used in suicide bomb attacks compared to 2014’s four. Because of the increased military presence from the Nigeria military and other countries including the United States, the Boko Haram have lost control of a lot of terrain so they use the children suicide bombers to continue their assault against innocent citizens that are fleeing the terrorist group.

The Boko Haram have caused so much devastation because of their killings, abductions and terrorism that the Unicef via the NY Times is asking for $97 million to provide vaccinations, schooling, drinking water, mental health aid and other assistance to families affected by Boko Haram.

Prayers up for West Africa.

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Erikka is a NYC transplant by way of Philadelphia. She’s a writer and media personality for The Radio Failed Podcast and has interviewed artists such as Mickey Factz, Dee1, and more!

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