The girl, aged around 12, who attacked Muna Dalti (the birthplace of Boko Haram), detonated the device when open-air classes were in the place
She walked up to the group of boys who were just ending their lessons and “blew herself up in their midst,” Mohammed Bola, head of the anti-jihadist militia in the area, told AFP.
“She killed three boys and injured four others,” Bola said about the attack which happened around 1900 GMT.
Moments earlier, another young girl stormed into a house in the area and detonated her explosives, injuring one person, said a resident, Salisu Mohammed.
“The house was totally destroyed. Luckily, no one was killed as the occupants of the house were outside chatting with neighbours,” he said.
Bola, head of the anti-jihadist militia stated that the two bombers sneaked into the area together but split to attack different targets. The scene of the bombings, a popular night time venue for residents, has been repeatedly targeted by suicide attacks blamed on Boko Haram.
The jihadist group is notorious for suicide attacks on civilian targets including schools, mosques and motor parks