A young girl suicide bomber blew herself up and killed five others Sunday in an attack on a market in the northeastern Nigerian city of Potiskum, witnesses and a hospital source said.
Nineteen others who sustained various degrees of injury were taken to hospital after the blast in Potiskum, Yobe state’s commercial capital, a local vigilante leader told AFP.
“So far, five people were killed with the girl while 19 others have been taken to hospital for injuries,” Buba Lawan said.
A hospital source speaking on condition of anonymity confirmed the toll of the dead and the wounded. The attack occurred at around 1.30 pm (1230 GMT) during peak hours of business, traders said.
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