Girl, 10, detonates bomb in market
11 January 2015, 09:01
Maiduguri - At least 19 people were killed and 18 injured on Saturday when a young girl, thought to be aged about 10, blew herself up at a crowded market in the northeast Nigerian city of Maiduguri, the Red Cross said.
A civilian vigilante Ashiru Mustapha said the powerful explosion rocked the market about lunchtime when it was packed with traders and shoppers.
A Red Cross official said: "We have so far evacuated 10 bodies to the mortuary at the (Borno) state specialist hospital."