Monday, June 2, 2014

More Than 40 Feared Dead in Nigerian Explosion; Islamic Group Boko Haram Believed to Be Culprit

Authorities say an explosion in the northeastern Nigerian town of Mubi yesterday left at least 14 people dead, but locals say that number could grow to more than 40, the Christian Broadcast Network website reports today (June 2, 2014).

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

No one has yet claimed responsibility for the attack, but the extremist Islamic group Boko Haram is suspected to be behind the violence.

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