Over 30 killed in Nigeria market bombing

    Over 30 killed in Nigeria market bombing

    Nov 18, Abuja: A blast at a market in the northeastern Nigerian city of Yola killed at least 32 people and wounded dozens more.

    The Red Cross and National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) said that the explosion occurred at a fruit and vegetable market beside a main road in the Jimeta area of Adamawa's state capital on Tuesday night. The area, also housing a live stock market, was crowded with shoppers.

    According to local news reports, there was no immediate claim of responsibility but officials are likely to pin the blame on the armed group Boko Haram which has killed thousands in its bid to create a state adhering to Islamic law in the northeast.

    The group has previously attacked Yola with suicide bombs and improvised explosive devices. Tuesday's bombing came less than a month after at least 55 people died when suicide bombings struck two mosques in different cities in northeast Nigeria.

    The Oslo Times


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