In Stacey Dooley Investigates: Nigeria's Female Suicide Bombers, the intrepid Stacey talks to young women who have been turned into suicide bombers against their will
In Stacey Dooley Investigates: Nigeria’s Female Suicide Bombers, Stacey travels to dangerous parts of Nigeria to talk to girls like Falmata.
Falmata was just 13 years old when the militant Islamist group Boko Haram arrived in her village in northeastern Nigeria.
Gunshots rang out in the early morning air as the insurgents rampaged, killing many of her neighbours.
“When we saw them we started running, they chased and caught us,” she says. The fighters kidnapped Falmata and other girls from the village.
“We were terrified. We knew that once you are abducted by Boko Haram you will never see your family again.”
Having met Falmata, Stacey Dooley meets more girls just like her. Girls who were involved, either by force or voluntarily, with Nigeria’s Boko Haram, one of the world’s deadliest terrorist groups.
Notorious for kidnapping schoolgirls and using female suicide bombers, the group’s actions make it a difficult watch.