A teenage girl was killed on Saturday night, the last day of 2016, in Maiduguri by an explosion from an improvised explosive device she was wearing on her body, an official and witnesses said.
The explosion occurred around Customs area in Maiduguri which used to be busy during the day.
Sources who saw the shattered remains of the suspected female Boko Haram suicide bomber said the girl could be less than 20 years old, a teenager.
PT reports that the explosion occurred at about 9pm on Saturday at the time traffic was easing, just hours to the new year.
The Borno State police public relations officer, Victor Isuku, confirmed the incident.