Nigeria violence: ‘Girl’ suicide bomber kills 10



A young female suicide bomber is reported to have killed at least 10 people

in north-eastern Nigeria.

A witness said the girl, who detonated explosives in the town of Gujba in Yobe

state, was about 12 years old. Another 20 people were injured in the blast.

Earlier this year, the Nigerian army seized Gujba from the militant group Boko


The Islamist group has not commented on the attack but it is known for

carrying out such bombings.

“It was a suicide attack by a girl of around 12 years,” said witness Hussaini


“She went into the market and headed straight to the grain section. She

detonated her explosives in the middle of traders and customers.”

The attack happened at about 11:00 local time (10:00 GMT) on Tuesday.

It came a day after two female suicide bombers attacked the north-eastern

city of Maiduguri, killing at least 20 people.


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