At least 9 people were killed on Sunday night as a female suicide bomber said to be a child, blew herself up in Benisheikh, Borno State.
The suicide bomber was in the company of two other accomplices aged between 10 and 15, Daily Post reports.
Acting Director of Army Public Relations, Sani Kukasheka Usman, said:
“The bodies have been evacuated and all those injured are receiving medical attention. The security agencies have intensified patrols and security checks in the area. While we condemn this dastardly act and commiserate with the families of these that lost their lives and the injured, it is pertinent to reiterate the need for more security consciousness and vigilance by all especially during the yuletide and New Year holidays.”