The Religion of Peace™ hits a new low.

Via Guardian:

Three years after more than 200 Nigerian schoolgirls were kidnapped from their dormitory by the terrorist group Boko Haram, another sinister threat to the region’s children is growing dramatically – they are being made to kill themselves and others with bombs.

A total of 27 children have died so far this year after detonating bombs strapped to their bodies that they were ordered to carry into markets, checkpoints and other public places. The number is almost the same as the total who died over the whole of last year, according to a new report by Unicef.

Most of the time, girls are used for these attacks, though girls and boys walking alone – even very young ones – are now regarded with suspicion. Those who have had any contact with Boko Haram often keep quiet about it for fear of how their communities will treat them.

Other attacks have been carried out by women with babies strapped to their backs as decoys.