Boko Haram child suicide bomber
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Another female suicide bomber struck a crowded market in Nigeria, killing at least 10 people in the Borno State on Thursday. 

While no group claimed responsibility for the attack, the tactic is in line with Boko Haram's attack in the northeastern parts of the country. Boko Haram has used women, and even girls as young as 10, as suicide bombers, killing scores in recent attacks. 

A woman wearing a hijab detonated herself at the Biu central Market after she travelled there in a van bringing goods to the market. 

The blast ripped the bomber into pieces, with her head, legs and hands scattered, according to DailyPost Nigeria.

The attack comes days after Boko Haram militants attacked a police station in Yobe, setting the station on fire. 

"The terrorists overpowered our men and set the police station on fire before kidnapping the DPO (district police officer), whose body was later found in the bush," a senior officer told AFP. 

Nigeria postponed its elections earlier scheduled for 14 February in order to contain the increasing Boko Haram violence, which has claimed thousands of lives in the last year. 

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