Suicide bomber kills at least 10 in northern Nigeria

2015-06-23 22:02
(Jossy Ola, AP)

(Jossy Ola, AP)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Damaturu - A young female suicide bomber killed at least 10 people and injured more than 20 in an attack on Tuesday at a market in northeast Nigeria's Yobe State, several witnesses said.

The bomber struck at about 11:00 at a market in Gujba, a town that was reclaimed from militant Islamist group Boko Haram earlier this year.

The blast came a day after another female suicide bomber hit a market in Maiduguri in an attack that bore the hallmarks of Boko Haram, which has killed thousands during a six-year insurgency in northeast Nigeria.

"I saw the suicide bomber, a small girl of not more than 12 years. I counted over 10 people that were dead," said Hussani Ibrahim, a driver, who added that he helped transport 23 injured to a hospital in Damaturu.

Boko Haram controlled territory around the size of Belgium in the northeast of Nigeria at the start of the year but most of the territory has been reclaimed by the army, with the help of troops from neighbouring Chad, Niger and Cameroon.


Read more on:    boko haram  |  nigeria  |  west africa

Join the conversation! encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions. publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24


Book flights

Compare, Book, Fly

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.