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Sunday, 1 April 2018

Boko Haram force girl suicide bombers to strike in Nigeria.


Four female suicide bombers in their teens have blown themselves up near Maiduguri in Nigeria's restive Borno state, killing one other person, police have disclosed.

"Thirteen (other people) were injured and were taken to a hospital, where they are responding to treatment," Edet Okon, Borno's police chief, said in a statement on Saturday.

The attack late on Friday bears the hallmarks of Islamist militant group Boko Haram. Boko Haram aims to enforce a strict interpretation of Islamic law and regularly launches suicide attacks in northeastern Nigeria.

The group has been known to use young women as suicide bombers.

Its fighters also often abduct girls and women to keep as sex slaves, recently kidnapping more than 100 schoolgirls from Dapchi town, most of whom have since been freed.

Attacks by the terrorist group have left at least 20,000 people dead in north-eastern Nigeria and surrounding areas since 2009. About 2.5 million people have fled the region as a result of the violence.
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