Dozens killed in blast in northeastern Nigeria   2014-06-02 06:14:34            

LAGOS, June 1 (Xinhua) -- A huge explosion has killed an unknown number of people and injured others in Nigeria's northeastern state of Adamawa on Sunday, according to local media reports.

The blast struck a crowd in northeastern Nigeria town of Mubi, when people were watching a televised football match, according to the reports.

Police and rescue workers told Xinhua that they could not immediately confirm how many people have been killed by the explosion, although officials confirmed several bodies have been recovered from the scene of the attack.

So far no organization has claimed responsibility for the explosion, but police said it could be an act of the radical Boko Haram sect.


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LAGOS, May 29 (Xinhua) -- Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan on Thursday directed the security forces to launch a full-scale military operation to put an end to the impunity of terrorists in the country.

The president gave the directive in his Democracy Day broadcast to the citizens of the West African country. Full story

Massive explosion hits central Nigerian city, casualties unknown

ABUJA, May 24 (Xinhua) -- A massive explosion on Saturday night hit Nigeria's central Jos City, where more than 118 people were killed in a similar incident on Tuesday, local police said, without giving any casualty figures.

State police spokesperson Felicia Anselm said the incident was suspected to be a suicide bomb attack, noting the explosion occurred near the University of Jos, along the express way leading to northeast Bauchi State. "But details are still sketchy for now, " she added. Full story

Editor: Tang Danlu
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