Suicide bomb kills 13 people in a market in northeastern Nigeria

Policemen stand near damaged vehicles in Sabon Gari, Kano May 19, 2014. A suicide car bomber killed five people on a street of popular bars and restaurants in the northern Nigerian city of Kano on Sunday evening, in an area mostly inhabited by southern Christians, police said. REUTERS/Stringer (NIGERIA - Tags: CIVIL UNREST)
Maiduguri – According to Nigerian authorities on Saturday a woman who was pretending in a queue for food parcels handouts denoted her explosive and killed 13 people. This took place in a crowded market in the northeast Nigeria.
According to a witness another female bomber killed herself and left other people wounded in the town of Biu which is 185km from the country’s capital Maiduguri.
“The first bomber pretended to be on the queue as one of the beneficiaries waiting for her turn to receive food,” said Mohammed Maliya, who was part of the rescue effort. “She was so relaxed and was even eating a banana before she detonated.”
This incident took place less than 2 weeks after more than 50 people were also killed in a suicide bomb at a mosque in Mubi which is just 170km from east Biu.
Even though there was no claim from a person who is responsible for the attack that took place on Saturday, suspicion immediately fell on the Boko Haram Islamic extremist group. Boko Haram is said to use women and children for suicide bombing. Boko Haram has been blamed for the death of more than 20 000 people in the past 8 years.

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