Teenage female suicide bomber killed in Maiduguri blast

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A teenage girl was killed on Saturday night in Maiduguri following an explosion from an improvised explosive device she was wearing on her body, an official and witnesses said.

The explosion occurred around the popular Customs area of Maiduguri which used to be busy during the day.

Sources who saw the shattered remains of the suspected Boko Haram suicide bomber said the girl could be about 15 years old.

The explosion occurred at about 9 p.m. on Saturday at the time traffic was easing in the area.

“She was the only one that died in the explosion”, said Abba Sheriff, a witness who lives around Customs area.

The Borno police public relations officer, Victor Isuku, confirmed the incident but could not provide more details.

“Information reaching me now is that there was an explosion at custom area”, he said.

“Preliminary details available is that only the suicide bomber affected. However, standby for details soonest”.

Customs area of Maiduguri lies along the Maiduguri-Gamboru road where the Muna Garage park that has been severally attacked by suicide bombers, is situated.


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  • thusspokez

    Islam is a global cancer. And the actions of Muslim terrorists defy logic. How do these Muslims think that using innocent children to kill innocent people will win them general support?

    Islam is what it is because of it primitive Arab origin. Examine even the modern Arab society, and you will see why there is so much violence and illogicality in Islam. If Islam had originated from any other people in the world (like Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Confucianism, Shinto, Judaism, Sikhism, Taoism, Zoroastrianism etc.), it would have been far less violent and peaceful like other religions.

    I can’t imagine militants in the Niger delta turning into killing their own peoples or Nigerians in general — the same people they claim to be fighting for and whose support they need. ISIS, al-qaeda, boko haram — all insane Muslim terrorist groups — seem to operate outside logic.

    I also think that the police should arrest the parents of this little girl for not reporting her missing. She must have gone missing all day to 9 pm when she killed herself.

    • Ahmad M

      Study Islam not Muslim if you are sincere in knowing Islam. You do not know Islam. You only know a Muslim. Do all terrorists that are not Muslims also define other religion? Use reasons not emotions in your contributions. Emotions are wasted energy that cannot move a grain of sand, logic moves the world. Please be logical

      • thusspokez

        Study Islam not Muslim

        Yeah right! As if I don’t have better things to do. But if you are such an expert of Islam why don’t you explain to me why Islam loves violent so much?

        logic moves the world.

        You might be right but Brexit in the UK and the election of Donald Trump in the US would contradict you.

        Please be logical

        I am ALWAYS logical but in the light of current world events I am beginning to re-evaluating my belief in the supremacy of Logic and rationalism. But THINK before you write: Logic and faith or religion are often contradictory and in conflict. Indeed, wise men like Nietzsche, Kierkegaard, Locke, etc., saw faith as indeed irrational. So calling for logic to as tool to help form opinion about religion is like using real dynamite to test if a building can withstand a bomb

  • Jack Daniels

    Islam in action for you…

  • abeem

    Religion is the opium of the people. When a people wallow in abject poverty, ignorance and illiteracy and then you factor in a high level of unemployment, lack of proper upbringing, failure of leadership at the government level to provide educational and the necessary social support system, it is very easy to impregnate the mind of susceptible youths with the pervasive form of a religious world-view.