Terrorism is a canker-worm and the longer it lasts, the deadly it becomes. That Special Forces of the Nigerian Army Unit in Gwoza, Borno State, have arrested a 13-year-old girl who is said to be spying on the military for the members of deadly Boko Haram to carry out their wicked operation.
A security source said the soldiers who picked up the girl were said to be stunned when they found an AK 47 assault rifle in the young girl’s home.
It was further gathered that the girl led the soldiers to three other girls who were also said to have been recruited by Boko Haram to spy on military formations.
It was further stated that there were fears in Nigeria security circles that the insurgents might have embarked on the recruitment of innocent children to get information on military formations for possible attacks.
The military was also concerned that some of the abducted girls of Chibok, Borno State, who have been in the custody of the insurgents since April could be indoctrinated for such dangerous assignments.
A security source added: “This week, soldiers arrested a 13-year-old girl for spying on a military formation in Gwoza. When the girl was arrested and questioned, she took the soldiers to three other girls who are also spying for the insurgents.
“The girls are being interrogated. In fact, there are concerns that those people might use some of those Chibok girls for such a dangerous mission when they are eventually released.”