Abuja: Around 16 people have been killed and 50 others injured in a suicide bomb attack at North Eastern part of Nigeria. The attack was carried out by a 10-year-old girl, said the police. The attack targeted a crowded market in the city of Damaturu in Yobe state, reported the BBC.
Yobe police spokesman Toyin Gbadegesin said that the incident took place on Sunday morning when the child blew herself up amid a crowd of people being screened by security services before they were let into the market. No group has claimed responsibility for the bombing but Boko Haram has been blamed for carrying out similar attacks in recent months. The attack came just days after two female suicide bombers killed nine people waiting to say prayers for the Muslim festival of Eid in the city.