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Boko Haram Fears, Woman’s Defiance Lead to Tragedy in Nigeria

A tragic mix-up in the Nigerian city of Bauchi on Sunday led to a mob killing a woman wrongfully suspected of being a suicide bomber. For the past several months, authorities at the Muda Lawal market in Bauchi have hired armed civilians -- sometimes called vigilantes -- to search incoming shoppers and vehicles, as a way of protecting the market from gunmen and bombers. When a woman approached the entrance to the fruits and vegetables section wearing an overcoat, her refusal to be...

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