Nigeria: Female suicide bomber killed at army barracks and workplace accident kills 6 Muslim terrorists
A woman suicide bomber was killed as she tried to enter a military barracks in strife-torn northeast Nigeria on Wednesday, eyewitnesses said.
Soldiers opened fire on the woman, who was wearing a hijab, after she refused to be searched as she approached the barracks in Bolari, and the shots detonated the explosives belt she was wearing, according to the accounts.
She was killed immediately.
More… Hours earlier on Wednesday, witnesses said that seven people were killed when a bus exploded in a village close to Potiskum, the commercial capital of northern Yobe state.
“The bus went up in flames from multiple blasts that killed all seven men inside,” said Hambali Baidu, a resident of Maiduwa village, which lies some 60 kilometers (40 miles) from the city.
No official confirmation of the death toll has been given.
“We heard a series of explosions from the bus which went flying into the air in flames,” said Usman Haruna, another resident.
“They were no doubt Boko Haram militants on their way to carry out attacks.”