​6-year-old Boy, Another Victim of Boko Haram shares his story


ICC Note: Jibrin was only 6-years-old when he witnessed an attack by Boko Haram in Maiduguri, Nigeria. A bomb was placed in the center of thecity on July 1, 2014, where at least 32 people died, including Jibrin’s father. 

The kid’s face was completely damaged and disfigured due to the bomb attack by the jihadist group. Boko Haram has a history of attacks against Christians and children, who are the most vulnerable. This same group of Muslim terrorists is responsible for the kidnapping of the Chibok girls that was carried out on April, 15, 2014.

Nigeria(Ynaija) – Jibrin was only six years old when it happened.Over the weekend, he had fallen ill and rashes had developed all over his body, from neck to back. So on July 1, 2014, his father took the youngster and set out to get a diagnosis and treatment at the government hospital in Maiduguri, capital of Borno state in North East Nigeria.On their route was the famous Monday Market in the city, the commercial nerve centre. 

Despite the violent campaign of the insurgent group Boko Haram which had risen from a few followers in 2009 to thousands of foot soldiers in 2014, the area was still bustling with people and activity. As they passed that morning, a bomb placed by insurgents in a parked vehicle laden with charcoal exploded. Jibrin’s father died instantly; he was one of the thirty-five casualties whose deaths were confirmed by officials of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA).

The boy was rushed to the hospital but the damage had been done and his face was left permanently disfigured.…

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