At least 25 girls have lost their lives to suicide bombing missions in Borno and Adamawa states in January alone.

According to the figures released by Operation Lafiya Dole, the military operation against terrorism in North-East, the girls were killed in missions around markets, motor parks and mosques.

The statistics showed that three female suicide lost their lives on January 1, 2017, in a market around Banki Dutse village in Borno State , after detonating their Improvised Explosive Device vests, three other girls died while heading to Gulak market in the Madagali Local Government Area of Adamawa State on January 4, while two female suicide bombers died in a park around Kalari area of Maiduguri on January 8 while they detonated their vests killing two residents in the area.

In addition, another three female bombers died in the Madagali area of Adamawa State, killing two vigilance group members on January 13 while a female suicide bomber died when she attacked a mosque near Gate 1 in University of Maiduguri, Borno State, killing a university lecturer and two others.

On Tuesday, January 31, another female suicide bomber died while she attacked a mosque in Dalori quarters in Maiduguri.

A source at the army headquarters revealed that there were other isolated cases not reported, but the number of girls cannot be less than 25.