January 11, 2015
International Business Times quotes Africa Center Director J. Peter Pham on Boko Haram's use of young girls in carrying out terrorist attacks in Nigeria:


“The use of young children as suicide bombers by Boko Haram, as apparently was the case in the attacks in Maiduguri and Potiskum this weekend, represents a new twist on an escalation of Boko Haram’s brutal campaign of violence,” Peter Pham, director of the Africa Center at the Atlantic Council, told International Business Times.

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“This is clearly Boko Haram’s intent to further corrode the legitimacy of the Nigerian state that it rejects," Pham said, "and a reminder that there is nothing too sacred that the militant group’s leaders won’t touch or too low that they won’t stoop."

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