Suicide bombing by young girl in NE Nigeria, 10 dead: Red Cross
Maiduguri: At least 10 people were killed on Saturday when a young girl, thought to be aged about 10, blew herself up at a crowded market in the northeast Nigerian city of Maiduguri, the Red Cross and vigilantes said.
The powerful explosion rocked the city’s Monday market at about 12:40 PM (1140 GMT) when it was packed with shoppers and traders. The same market was hit twice by female suicide bombers late last year.
There was no immediate claim of responsibility but Boko Haram militants have increasingly used women and young girls as human bombs in their six-year quest for a hardline Islamic state.