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More than 60 killed in Nigeria suicide blasts

KANO: Suicide bombers killed more than 60 people at a mosque and a market in northeast Nigeria on Tuesday, in a twin attack bearing the hallmarks of Boko Haram and a day after US President Donald Trump pledged greater support to fight the extremist militants. The blasts, said to have been carried out by young boys, happened shortly after 1:00 pm (1200 GMT) in Mubi, some 200 kilometres (125 miles) from the Adamawa state capital, Yola. Imam Garki, from the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), said a joint…

Four teen girl suicide bombers launch deadly attack in Nigeria

KANO: Four teenage girl suicide bombers have killed two people in multiple attacks in northeast Nigeria, residents said Saturday, in the latest assault since the government announced it was in ceasefire talks with Boko Haram. The suspected Boko Haram attack took place late Friday in the northeast Borno state capital of Maiduguri, the epicentre of the group's Islamist insurgency. The girls, estimated to be between the ages of 13 and 18, attacked the Zawuya settlement on the outskirts of Maiduguri, killing two people,…

11 children killed as bus runs into Muslim procession in Nigeria 

KANO:Eleven children were killed when a bus driver lost control of his vehicle and ploughed into a Muslim procession marking the birthday of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) in northern Nigeria, police said on Wednesday. The accident on Tuesday in Malam Sidi village in Gombe state was due to a brake failure, said police spokesman Ahmed Usman. "A total of 11 children died in the incident while 17 others were seriously injured," said Usman. He said the victims were aged between 11 and 15, prompting an angry mob to descend on…