Suicide bomber kills 14 in northern Nigeria

A suicide bomber killed at least 14 people and injured 24 more after setting off a bomb inside a building hiding refugees in northern Nigeria.


The incident happened Friday night and the death toll was confirmed by a regional official. The government said a female suicide bomber snuck inside the facility housing refugees who had fled an insurgency in Borno province by the terrorist group Boko Haram, which has operated in the country for years.

The attack happened in the town if Dikwa, located 35 miles east of provincial capital Maiduguri.
No group has claimed responsibility for the attack, though a similar bombing attributed to Boko Haram in northern Nigeria killed more than 30 civilians and 10 government soldiers three days ago.

That attack targeted oil company workers and academic researchers who working in the area near Lake Chad. Survivors of that attack were also kidnapped and are being held for ransom.

By Eric DuVall