A 10-year-old female suicide bomber Sunday morning rocked a market in Damaturu, the Yobe State capital, killing no fewer than 19 persons.
The state governor, Alhaji Ibrahim Gaidam, disclosed this in a statement signed by his Director of Press, Abdullahi Bego, describing the attack as horrific.
Also confirming the attack was the Police Public Relations officer of the State Police Command. ASP Toyin Gbadegesin.
He confirmed that the attack was carried out by a female suicide bomber who is about ten years old, saying 15 persons were killed in the attack.
According to Gbadegesin, the girl detonated an Improvised Explosive Devices (IED) at the main entrance of the market at about 9:30am.
On the casualty figure, he said 15 persons were killed while 47 others are receiving treatment at the SaniAbacha specialists hospital in Damaturu.
He also disclosed that five units of undetonated IEDs were also recovered from the scene of the blast as he warned residents of the state to be careful with people carrying bags as the insurgents have resorted to using bags in conveying their explosive devices.
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