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Girl, 10 takes 7 along in suicide bombing

A girl of about ten years old on Saturday carried out a suicide attack at a Market/motor park in Damaturu, Yobe State capital leading to the death of at least seven people and injuring about 31 others.

, a shopkeeper, Danbaba Nguru who witnessed the attack, said the girl detonated the explosive under her clothes as she approached the market’s perimeter fence.

Head of the local Sani Abacha General Hospital, Dr Garba Fika, said six bodies and 32 injured had arrived there with one person dying after being admitted.

“I was in the station when I saw the young girl arrive,” said bus driver Musbahu Lawan.

“I think she noticed the guards checking people at the gates and decided to detonate the explosive in the middle of the crowd outside the gates.”

Nguru added: “The road leading to the gates is always full of small traders… I was lucky not to have been hit.”

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