Female suicide bombers kill four at busy Nigeria market

Fresh blast in Nigeria’s Kano, at busy textile market

Kano (Nigeria) (AFP) – Two female suicide bombers killed at least four people at a busy market in northern Nigeria’s largest city Kano on Wednesday, less than two weeks after a horrific attack at the city’s central mosque.

Boko Haram has been accused of deploying a wave of female bombers in recent months, including in Kano, and blame for the latest violence will likely fall on the Islamist insurgents.

Kano state police commissioner Adenrele Shinaba said the blast at the Kantin Kwari market in Kano city was “a twin suicide bombing carried out by two young girls in hijab”.

“They came by the market and asked to be directed to a public convenience. The bombs detonated, killing them and four others,” he told AFP. At least seven others were injured, he added.

The leader of the market traders union, Abdullahi Abubakar, said the blasts hit a parking area rather than the main market…