Missing 250 girls (approximate figure) following Boko Haram abduction more than a year ago now poise a greater threat in Nigeria, as reports indicate that militia men must have trained these girls into suicide bombers, killers and some serve as sex slaves for Boko Haram militia men.
OSINT reports indicate that the girls, still in captivity, were brainwashed and forced to pledge an allegiance to Abubakar Shekau.
These girls were forcefully taught to recite the Quran while in Sambisa forest, one of the Boko Haram strongholds.
Northern Nigeria now needs to more vigilant on the return of these girls since some of them have been assigned to commit atrocities on behalf of Boko Haram militia.
The use of women and girls to forcefully join militia group is a tactic common with jihadists. It is quite difficult to point out female jihadists who have professed Islam faith as they fully cover their faces, just like innocent Muslim women.
Militia attacks in Nigeria, including a twin suicide bomb attack conducted by two teenage girls is believed to be one of the assignments by Boko Haram to the captured girls, now fully radicalized.