Gist: Over 30 Killed as Boko Haram blows up Village in Adamawa State  (Read 1027 times)

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Dozens of people are feared dead following an explosion in north-eastern Nigeria, with Boko Haram militants believed to be behind the attack.

The attack took place last night near a primary school where there are also a number of beer halls in the town of Mubi in Adamawa state.

It is one of the three states under a year-old emergency rule imposed by President Goodluck Jonathan to fight Boko Haram, which seeks to impose Islamic rule in Nigeria.

Othman Abubakar, a spokesman for the Adamawa state police, confirmed the explosion but he could not say how many people had been killed or injured.

David Dauda, who witnessed the blast, said he saw at least 30 bodies following the explosion.

'The blast occurred shortly after people are dispersing from a football playing ground,' he said.

'People gathered there to watch a football competition and just few minutes after soldiers patrol vehicle left the place then we heard a blast.'

The explosion occurred at around 6.45pm local time when many people were headed home to make a 7.00pm curfew imposed in the wake of earlier attacks.

Nigeria's north-eastern region has suffered five years of increasingly deadly assaults by Boko Haram, whose fighters have targeted towns and villages in a string of bomb and gun attacks.

At least 2,000 civilians have been killed in such attacks this year alone.

Read more: DailyMail


 

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