The death toll from a suicide blast at a checkpoint near the
northeast Nigerian town of Biu on Tuesday has risen to 36, a source at
the town’s hospital told AFP.
“Now we have 36 dead and over 20
injured from the blast,” the source at Biu General Hospital said on
condition of anonymity because they were not authorised to speak to the
“Most of the victims were child vendors and beggars that
usually crowd the checkpoint to sell wares and beg for alms,” the source