Boko Haram uses 7-year-old suicide bomber in Nigeria

(AGI) Abuja, Feb 22 - A suicide bomber sent by the Boko HaramIslamist terrorist movement to kill people at a market innortheastern Nigeria on Sunday was only seven years old. Fivepeople were killed and several were injured when the bomb wentoff at a check-point near the entrance of the market in thetown of Potiskum. The girl refused to be searched and detonatedthe bomb, a witnesses said. In January, the town was alsotargeted by Boko Haram. In that case two girls of 10 and 15were used. Seven people died in that attack. Sunday's

(AGI) Abuja, Feb 22 - A suicide bomber sent by the Boko HaramIslamist terrorist movement to kill people at a market innortheastern Nigeria on Sunday was only seven years old. Fivepeople were killed and several were injured when the bomb wentoff at a check-point near the entrance of the market in thetown of Potiskum. The girl refused to be searched and detonatedthe bomb, a witnesses said. In January, the town was alsotargeted by Boko Haram. In that case two girls of 10 and 15were used. Seven people died in that attack. Sunday's attackwas the first time the so-called African Taliban picked a childso young on a mission of death. Boko Haram has been sowingdeath and destruction in Nigeria since 2009, and in recentmonths also in Chad and Niger. . .