Two female suicide bombers killed at least 11 people in northeast Nigeria after hiding among residents fleeing a suspected Boko Haram attack on a remote village, police and a local official said on Sunday. Related Stories
The attack happened in Dar village, in the north of Adamawa state, on Saturday evening, the former head of the Madagali local government council, Maina Ularamu, said.
Boko Haram has repeatedly attacked the area, which is near the border with Borno state to the north and the Islamists' Sambisa Forest stronghold, prompting calls for better security.
"Residents fled to the bush. After a while, two women who disguised as fleeing locals blew themselves up... while the gunmen shot at survivors," he told reporters.
Ularamu said "so far 12 corpses have been found" but the Adamawa state police spokesman, Othman Abubakar, confirmed 11 dead.