A female suicide bomber on Monday evening killed at least nine people at the famous Baga Market in Maiduguri, Borno State.
The incident happened around 4pm, witnesses said.
Sources said the woman targeted worshippers who were observing Asr prayers in front of some shops and succeeded in killing no fewer than nine people, including herself.
Trader Jafar Aliyu said the woman disguised as if she wanted to buy something.
"Like other women, the woman was seen near the Juma'at mosque where worshippers also observe daily prayers but she could not get access to the facility.
"She then went into the market and targeted worshippers, nine bodies have been taken away and many others sustained injuries," he said.
Another lady, who also strapped herself with explosives died before she reached her target near the Baga Market, also in Maiduguri.
"She was targeting some civilian JTF near the Dewak (old company) but the bombs in her body exploded," a vendor, who sells newspapers close to the scene, said.
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