A girl suicide bomber killed five people in an attack at the crowded entrance to a bus station in Damaturu in northeast Nigeria.
According to Assistant Superintendent Toyin Gbagedesin says 41 people were wounded in the Tuesday morning explosion. He says the bomber appeared to be about 14 years old.
This is suspected to be an act of Boko Haram, Nigeria’s homegrown Islamic extremist group. Boko Haram has used dozens of girls and women in recent suicide bombings in Nigeria and neighbouring Chad, Cameroon and Niger, raising fears it is using kidnap victims.
More than 1,000 have been killed since President Muhammadu Buhari was elected in March with a pledge to annihilate the militants.