At least 10 people were killed when a young girl, thought to be aged 10, blew herself up at a crowded market in the northeast Nigerian city of Maiduguri, the Red Cross and vigilantes said.
The powerful explosion rocked the city’s market when it was packed with shoppers and traders on Saturday, The Telegraph reports.
The girl was about 10 years old and she was thought not to know what was actually strapped to her body. In fact, she was searched at the entrance of the market and the metal detector indicated that she was carrying something.
But sadly, the explosion went off before she was isolated, killing at least 10 people and injuring many others.
According to police, the figure for those dead is 20 and 18 injured in Nigeria market blast.
The same market was hit twice by female suicide bombers late last year.