Ten year old girls should be excited to stay up to midnight for the first time with their parents and drink sparkling juice on New Years. Not doing this. Just tragic.
A little girl blew herself up in a terrifying New Year’s Eve attack on a food market thought to have been planned by jihadists.
A second female suicide bomber was caught and lynched by an angry mob before she could detonate her device.
The child, aged around 10, acted as a human bomb on New Year’s Eve in the northeastern Nigerian city of Maiduguri, witnesses and aid workers told AFP.
One person was seriously injured after the attack on a crowd of people who had been queuing to buy noodles at about 9.30pm on Saturday.
Nobody has claimed responsibility for the attack but experts claim it bears the hallmarks of Boko Haram Islamists who regularly use women and young girl suicide bombers to target civilians.