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Eid Nigeria bombing: ’10-year-old girl’ kills 12 in suicide attack

Suicide bombers have killed as many as 64 people in a number of explosions in the north of Nigeria as thousands celebrate the Muslim festival of Eid in the north of the country.

Two female suicide bombers have reportedly killed at least 12 people, with early reports claiming that one of the bombers was a 10-year-old girl, according to Nigerian army spokesperson Colonel Sani Usman.

Hours earlier, two bombs killed an estimated 50 people in another northern town, Gombe, according to National Management Agency spokesperson Sani Datti. Another 75 people are reportedly being treated in nearby hospitals.

Two blasts have been reported in the town of Damaturu, in the northern Yobe region, where worshippers were waiting to be screened to enter an open-air venue – known as Eid grounds.

Colonel Usman said that four people died in the first explosion and another five were killed when the second individual detonated their device.

Credit: Independent.co.uk


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