A young female bomber, thought to be about 12 years old, killed at least 10 people in an attack in a market in northeast Nigeria, witnesses say, in the second such attack in 24 hours.
The blast at the weekly market in Wagir in the Gujba district, south of the Yobe State capital Damaturu, occurred at around 11am local time (10:00 GMT) on Tuesday.
“It was a suicide attack by a girl of around 12 years old,” Hussaini Aisami, whose relative was among at least 30 people injured by the blast, told AFP news agency.
“She went into the market and headed straight to the grain section. She detonated her explosives in the middle of traders and customers,” Aisami said.
The injured from Wagir were taken to the Sani Abachi Specialist Hospital in Damaturu for treatment but others with less serious injuries were released.
A nurse at the hospital, who asked not to be named, confirmed Aisami’s account after speaking to other relatives.