Gordon Brown said:
“It is time for the whole world to condemn Boko Haram’s evil use of young girls as suicide bombers to carry out their murderous attacks.
In the first incident on Friday, a bomb strapped to a schoolgirl exploded in the centre of Maiduguri, Borno state, killing at least 20 people. Then on Sunday two girls simultaneously blew themselves up in a market in Potiskum, Yobe state, killing 3 and injuring over 40.
“These children have been exploited and abused we must do everything in our power to protect others who might be forced into becoming suicide bombers committing ever more violent and shocking atrocities.
“As we approach the first anniversary of the kidnapping of the Chibok girls from their school we must resolve to do more to ensure children are in safe schools and not victims of senseless acts of war.”