A woman has narrated how she was kidnapped by suspected Boko Haram militants, stripped and strapped with explosives, and asked to bomb a popular textile market in Kano.

The Kano State Police commissioner, Abbati Maigari Dikko, on Sunday brought mother-of-three Khadija Ibrahim before Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, after she escaped her captors who planned on using her as a suicide bomber.

Police said she was caught with a suicide belt and that the target was to be Kano’s Kantin Kwari textile market.

Ms. Khadija told police that she was abducted at a bus stop in Maiduguri on her way to hospital.