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12-year-old female suicide bomber attacks Islamic seminary in Maiduguri, kills three

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Three boys have been confirmed dead after a female suicide bomber said to be about 12 years old, attacked an Islamic seminary in Muna Dalti, an outskirt of Maiduguri, the Borno state capital on Thursday night January 30th.

According to reports, the suicide bomber walked into an open class where the boys had just finished their lessons and detonated the bomb strapped on her.

“She killed three boys and injured four others,” Mohammed Bola, head of the anti-jihadist militia in the area, told AFP.

Earlier on, another young girl had stormed a house in the area and detonated explosives strapped on her, injuring one person.

“The house was totally destroyed. Luckily, no one was killed as the occupants of the house were outside chatting with neighbours” he said.

The Nigerian Military is yet to comment on this development.

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