Boko Haram Islamists strapped bombs on two 7 and 8 year-old girls.
The Islamists then blew up the children in a market.
— Vinny B (@ShegeBami) December 12, 2016
— Nnamdi Obasi (@NnamdiObasi) December 11, 2016
The AP reported:
Two girl suicide bombers died when they exploded Sunday in a crowded area near a market in Nigeria’s northeastern city of Maiduguri, injuring 17 people, rescue officials said.
Survivor Abubakar Musa said he also saw among the victims the bodies of soldiers, who were guarding a nearby electric power installation.
Officials blamed the Boko Haram Islamic extremist group that has staged numerous attacks in Maiduguri, the birthplace of the insurgency.
One bomber appeared no older than 7 and the second about 8 years old, said Abdulkadir Jabo, a civilian self-defense fighter who stopped them from going into the market. “I asked the older girl where she was going but she could not speak Hausa or Kanuri … and appeared very unsettled, so I turned her back,” he told The Associated Press.
Seconds later, she detonated, followed by the younger girl, Jabo said.
They aren't "suicide bombers" then, are they? They were murdered by the adults who should have been nurturing them.
What kind of people… https://t.co/2hd5P7NwWJ
— Ron Coleman (@RonColeman) December 12, 2016