January 10, 2015 – At least 16 people were killed and dozen others injured on Saturday when a female suicide bomber detonated an improvised explosive device in a poultry market in Borno.
The incident which took place at 12.30 pm threw the area into confusion.
A military source said the little girl strapped around her waist explosives that were so heavy that it flung her body about 500 meters way from the scene where it was detonated.
“Her body was completely shattered. Because of the high calibre explosive she strapped to her body, the upper part of her body was flung apart and found about 500 metres away” he said
Although a security source said at least 11 people were killed and 24 injured in the incident, a Civilian Joint Task Force member, Mr. Zakariya Mohammed told reporters that at least 16 bodies of bomb victims were counted in Borno Medical Hospital.
“Right now, there are 27 injured people in Borno Medical Hospital while many were taken to other hospitals,” he said.