Suicide bomber kills seven in Nigeria

Teenage suicide bomber blows herself up, kills seven in northeast Nigeria

Photo by: AP
Photo by: AP

Updated Jul 28, 2015

A teenage suicide bomber killed herself and seven other people on Saturday in the capital of Yobe State in northern Nigeria blowing, herself up at a bus station in a busy market place.

Yobe state's medical director Garba Musa Fika said thirty-three people were seriously injured and were receiving treatment at a nearby hospital.

Most victims were women and children who were shopping at the market place at the time, Fika said.

No group claimed responsibility for the attack, but it occurred in an area that was targeted by Boko Haram militants before.

Boko Haram has been fighting a six-year insurgency in a bid to establish a state of its own in northern Nigeria and killed thousands of people and caused about 1.5 million to flee their homes.

A recent offensive by Nigerian army backed by neighboring Niger and Chad, recapturing most of the territory and forced Boko Haram retreat.

Boko Haram militants attacked Nigeria’s northeastern city of Maiduguri on Wednesday, leaving more than six civilians and six members of a youth vigilante group dead.

TRTWorld and agencies