March 17, 2018

30 killed in suicidal blast in Nigeria Yola market

Suicidal blast in Nigeria

A heavy suicidal explosion at a market in the northern Nigerian city of Yola killed more than 30 people, officials say.

The blast, heard across the city, struck a busy vegetable market where traders were closing up on Tuesday.

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari visited Yola on Saturday, declaring that the Islamist militant movement Boko Haram was close to defeat.

Yola has twice been hit by deadly bomb attacks this year.
The city lies in the north-eastern state of Adamawa, one of the worst hit by the Boko Haram insurgency.

More than 80 people have been taken to hospital, some with serious injuries, emergency workers say.

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