KANO, NIGERIA: One person was seriously injured when a suicide bomber aged around 10 blew herself up in a New Year's Eve attack in the northeastern Nigerian city of Maiduguri, witnesses and aid workers told AFP Sunday.
The girl approached a crowd buying noodles from a food vendor in the Customs area of the city around 9:30 pm on Saturday and detonated her explosives, they said.
Boko Haram, the Nigerian Islamic extremist group, has been training young boys to return to their schools and kill their former teachers and students, many of them Christians, according to a new report.
Boko Haram: 'Senior fighters killed' in Nigeria raid
Group's leader Abubakar Shekau believed to be fatally wounded in air strike carried out by the military, say officials.
Nigerian forces have recaptured swathes of territory lost to Boko Haram [Issouf Sanogo/EPA]Nigerian forces have recaptured swathes of territory lost to Boko Haram [Issouf Sanogo/EPA]
The leader of the Boko Haram group is believed to be fatally wounded in an air strike carried out by the Nigerian military in the country's northeast, according to a news-media report citing senior official sources.
Boko Haram fighters seized 276 girls from the Government Girls Secondary School in the remote Borno town of Chibok on April 14, 2014. Fifty-seven escaped in the hours that followed.
The first of 219 abducted Chibok schoolgirls to be found after more than two years in Boko Haram captivity was on Thursday to meet Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari, amid hopes more girls can be freed.
Hope for Chibok girls as Amina comes home Hope for Chibok girls as Amina comes home
Nigeria's kidnapped schoolgirls: two years gone Nigeria's kidnapped schoolgirls: two years gone
Chibok girl found, first since abduction by Boko Haram Chibok girl found, first since abduction by Boko Haram
With assistance, Africa targets coordinated fight against Boko Haram With assistance, Africa targets coordinated fight against Boko Haram