A 15 year old former Boko Haram bomb maker has made a chilling confession about how he made over 500 underwear improvised explosive devices used by the insurgent for suicide mission for soft target in the last five years.
Ali Goni was only 10 years old and in primary six when he was kidnapped in Bama Borno state northeast Nigeria.
The military authorities described the teenager as the most deadly Haram member who has mastered various techniques that can cause maximum destruction of lives.
Army intelligence sources said that the suspect is most innovative bomb maker to emerge in recent years but the military did not allow his photograph because of his age.
Goni, who is undergoing rehabilitation at a military detention camp in Maiduguri, said recently that he assembled the IEDs with fragmented materials and configure them for suicide mission.
He said he introduce the use of padlock to IEDs strapped on bombers that can hardly be demolished or detected by bomb detectors.
The young boy said he was kidnapped along with his mother in Bama’s Kawuri street by Baba Kaka, a dreaded Boko Haram commander and took them to sambisa and kept them in a camp called Kwalafata.
According to him they underwent various training in the camp, during the course of their induction training, he was selected to be trained on bomb making technique, bomb detection as well as identifying and demobilizing explosives.
He said he refused initially but they threatened to kill his mother just like the way they killed his father when they stormed Bama.