Mob kills ‘suicide bomber’
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