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Bomb Attacks in Maiduguri, Yola and Kano

  • January 13, 2016 12:19 AM
    Message # 3755643
    Nigeria News Editor (Administrator)

    Over 67 Nigerians were killed in mosque and marketplace attacks during October and November.  Many were killed in an explosion that  ripped through a newly built mosque in Yola, the capital of Adamawa State, as worshipers were getting ready for Friday afternoon prayers.  Eighteen Nigerians died in a blast at a mosque in Maiduguri two hours earlier.

    A month later, a suicide bomber exploded, killing thirty-four Nigerians,  as truckers were having dinner in the marketplace in Yola.  Two more suicide bombers killed at least fifteen people in Kano.

    Sources: Voice of America 10/23/2015; Chicago Tribune 11/18/2015

    Contributed by Virginia DeLancey

    Last modified: January 13, 2016 12:34 AM | Nigeria News Editor (Administrator)

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