On Wednesday, four female teenage suicide bombers killed two people and injured 16 others in a residential area in Maiduguri.

According to Reuters, “the girls knocked on the door of a house and then detonated their devices. The focus on individual homes is a new tactic.”

Damian Chuwku, Borno state commisioner of police said, “Community leaders should create awareness among residents not to open their doors for anybody (if) they are not aware of the visit.”

The blasts in the Muna Garage area, on the edge of the city worst hit by jihadist group Boko Haram’s eight year insurgency, occurred around 1:15 a.m (0015 GMT), National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) spokesman Abdulkadir Ibrahim said.

“Four female teenage suicide bombers and two other men died,” he said.

Read more at Reuters


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