Mob kills ‘sui­cide bomber’

Lesotho Times - - Africa -

BAUCHI — A crowd on Sun­day beat to death a teenage girl ac­cused of be­ing a sui­cide bomber and then set her body ablaze, po­lice and wit­nesses said at a north­east­ern Nige­rian mar­ket.

A sec­ond sus­pect, also a teenage girl, was ar­rested at Muda Lawal, the big­gest mar­ket in Bauchi city.

A spate of sui­cide bomb­ings has been blamed on Nige­ria’s home-grown Boko Haram Is­lamic ex­trem­ist group, which wants to en­force strict Is­lamic law across Nige­ria. The group has threat­ened to dis­rupt Nige­ria’s 28 March pres­i­den­tial and leg­isla­tive elec­tions, say­ing democ­racy is a cor­rupt West­ern con­cept.

The two girls aroused sus­pi­cion in Bauchi by re­fus­ing to be searched when they ar­rived at the gate to the veg­etable mar­ket, said a ven­dor. Peo­ple over­pow­ered one girl and dis­cov­ered she had two bot­tles strapped to her body, he said. They clubbed her to death, put a tyre doused in fuel over her head and set it on fire, he said. — BBC

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