Three bombs blamed on Boko Haram went off in Nigeria yesterday killing 49 people. President Muhammadu Buhari has described last week's string of attacks as a “heinous atrocity."
Witnesses reportedly said a girl who killed herself and at least five others in an attack on a market in northeastern Nigeria could not have been more than eight years old.
The multinational response to the group is escalating, with protests, military operations and a $87 million fund.
Authorities said that they uncovered word of the plot after intercepting intelligence detailing the strapping of explosives to livestock to inflict public carnage.