The dreaded Islamist terrorist group, Boko Haram has attacked a community in Borno State using a child suicide bomber.
The suicide bomber detonated his explosives killing six on Sunday, December 20, 2015, the Nigerian Army has said.
The attack in Beninsheikh in Borno state happened around 8.30 pm on Sunday when three suspected suicide bombers aged between 10 and 15 years, were stopped for security screening by civilian vigilantes in the area, Colonel Sani Usman said in a statement.
He said one of the bombers, who was strapped with explosives, detonated the bomb, causing the “death of nine people while 24 others sustained various degrees of injuries.”
“The security and emergency management agents have mobilised to the scene. The bodies have been evacuated and all those injured are receiving medical attention,” he said.
President Muhammadu Buhari has given his military commanders until the end of the month to end the six-year violence.