Female suicide bomber hits college in Nigeria's Niger State

Reuters News
Posted: Nov 12, 2014 8:48 AM

ABUJA (Reuters) - A female suicide bomber blew herself up on Wednesday at a college in Kontagora in Nigeria's central Niger State, close to the capital Abuja, a police spokesman said.

The bomb went off as the woman was trying to enter the college's library, a witness said.

"The female suicide bomber blew herself up before reaching her target," the police spokesman told Reuters by telephone.

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(Reporting by Isaac Abrak and Bate Felix; editing by John Stonestreet)