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UNICEF: Female Suicide Bombings Spike in Nigeria

For years, Nigerian militant group Boko Haram has used suicide bombers to attack public places such as markets and transportation hubs. But in the past 18 months, the practice has taken an especially alarming turn with the increased use of women and children carrying out the deadly attacks. The agency has recorded 27 suicide attacks through mid-May of this year; 26 suicide attacks were reported for all of last year. UNICEF child protection specialist Laurent Dutordoir said women and...

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