The use of children as suicide bombers by Boko Haram has surged almost five-fold since 2014, with nineteen child bombings, most involving young girls, recorded in 2014 by UNICEF. Meanwhile, the Nigerian army says several attempted attacks by female suicide bombers have been stopped. Tanwa Ashiru, Security Expert and Founder, Bulwark Intelligence joins CNBC Africa for more.
CNBC Africa- Boko Haram Child Suicide Bombings Surge
Tanwa Ashiru is the founder of Bulwark Intelligence and is a U.S Air Force veteran with over 12 years of experience in All-Source Intelligence and counter improvised explosive device (CIED) Analysis. She has a Masters of Arts in Intelligence Analysis with American Military University and has been involved in counter-insurgency and counter-terrorism operations in support of Multi-National Forces in Afghanistan, the Middle East and Africa.