Nigeria: Two Teenage Female Suicide Bombers Kill 30 at Maiduguri Marketplace
Carrie DedrickReligious persecution, missions, Christianity around the world
- 2014 Nov 25
Two teenage females reportedly blew themselves up at a Maiduguri marketplace in an apparent suicide mission. The young women wore full hijabs that covered their bombs and detonated the explosive when they entered the crowded area; at least 30 people died in the attack.
The AP reports that the young women were believed to be affiliated with Boko Haram, as the terrorist organization has carried out similar bombings in the past.
It was not reported how many were injured in the blasts, but survivors were reportedly taken to a nearby hospital.
The bombing was the first to occur in Maiduguri since July 2 when a car bomb positioned at the same marketplace killed 56 people.
Maiduguri is the capital and largest city in Borno state.
Publication date: November 25, 2014