Balaraba dropped her bomb down a well rather than target a marketplace Rey ByhreAs she and three friends walked towards their target, Falmata pleaded with them to abort their suicide mission. Each rigged with a bomb belt, they had been ordered to head to the market or a playground and kill as many infidels as possible. The four women were all in their twenties, recently widowed and long-term captives of the Islamist extremist group Boko Haram. Falmata’s appeal was rejected in song.
Boko Haram achieved global notoriety when they kidnapped 276 Chibok schoolgirls in 2014. Many have been freed but the kidnappings continue HO/AFP/GETTY IMAGESArmed with makeshift swords and knives the band of jihadists approached a camp sheltering some of the world’s poorest people. Their goal was not to strip their victims of their meagre possessions but to restock the commodity they most value — people.
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Selecting a term
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