KONDUGA, 19 December 2020 – A teenage girl killed at least three people when she blew herself up in a crowd in Nigeria’s northeastern state of Borno.
The attack occurred in the town of Konduga situated about 38 kilometers (24 miles) from Maiduguri, capital of Borno State.
Details about what happened remain sketchy and most media reports cited persons identifying themselves as Boko Haram members or humanitarian aid workers who helped evacuate the injured.
We evacuated the mortal remains of the three victims and two people who were seriously injured from the scene, news reports cite Abubakar Mohmammed, an aid worker, as saying.
Reporting so far does not say what happened to the suicide bomber, who is presumed to have died in the attack.
Eyewitnesses say the attacker detonated the explosives near a group of men at a hangout next to the home of local chief.
At least 30 people were killed last year in Konduga when three bombers detonated their explosives outside a hall where football fans were watching a match on television.
It is estimated that Boko Haram and other splinter groups, like the Islamic State West Africa Province (SWAP) have killed 36,000 people and forced over two million to flee their homes since 2009.