“Nigeria: ‘Girl bomber’ kills 19 people in Maiduguri market,” BBC, January 10, 2015:
At least 19 people have been killed and several injured by a bomb strapped to a girl reported to be aged about 10 in north-eastern Nigeria, police say.
The bomb exploded in a market in the city of Maiduguri, in Borno state.
“The explosive devices were wrapped around her body,” a police source told Reuters.
No group has said it carried out the attack. The market is reported to have been targeted twice in a week by female bombers late last year.
Correspondents say that all the signs point to the militant Islamist Boko Haram group.
They have been fighting to establish an Islamic caliphate in the north-eastern states of Borno, Yobe and Adamawa, which have borne the worst violence in their five year insurgency….