On Saturday night, December 31,a teenage girl was killed in Maiduguri following an explosion from an improvised explosive device she was wearing on her body, an official and witnesses said.
The explosion happened around the popular Customs area of Maiduguri which used to be busy during the day.
Sources who saw the shattered remains of the suspected Boko Haram suicide bomber said the girl could be about 15 years old.
The explosion occurred at about 9 p.m. on Saturday at the time traffic was easing in the area, she was the only one that died in the explosion a witness Abba Sheriff,who lives around Customs area said.
The Borno police public relations officer, Victor Isuku, has confirmed the incident but could not provide more details.