Nigerian officials have sent out a warning that women are actually using their babies to carry out suicide bombings in the name of Allah.
And they’re calling it a “dangerous” trend, suggesting these types of attacks are only going to increase in the future.
One attack in Madagali just this month saw two women carting babies were waved through a security checkpoint, and shortly after detonated their devices.
The women, their two babies and four others were killed in the suicide mission.
BBC has the story:
“They had passed a vigilante checkpoint, mistaken for civilians because they were carrying infants.
“Female attackers have been seen before, but officials said the use of babies could signal a ‘dangerous’ trend.
“The insurgent group Boko Haram is widely suspected of having carried out the attack.
“Four women attacked Madagali located in Adamawa State, which was recaptured from Boko Haram in 2015.
“Two were stopped at a security checkpoint, and detonated their devices, officials said.
“The two women carrying infants, however, were not stopped, and exploded their own devices past the security point.
“Boko Haram is known for using women, including young girls, as suicide bombers.”
Nigeria’s government has been fighting Boko Haram for some time.