Nine People Killed by Two Explosions in Northeastern Nigeria on Saturday

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Nigeria Bomb Blast

At least nine people were killed by 2 explosions in the city of Maiduguri in northeastern Nigeria on Saturday.

In the first attack the suspected bomber ran into a crowd at the entrance of the Bakassi IDP camp, killing five people.

Then 10 minutes later and about a mile away, another blast killed 3 occupants on a motorized rickshaw at the entrance of a National Oil Company fuel depot.

KEY TAKEAWAYS:

  • Militants from the Islamic extremist group are firmly entrenched in Nigeria’s northern states.
  • Boko Haram pledged allegiance to ISIS, the extremist terror group that has launched attacks across the globe.
  • The most recent Global Terrorism Index cited Boko Haram as the world’s deadliest terrorist group in 2014 for its killings in Nigeria, Chad and Cameroon.

“At least nine people were killed and 24 injured in the two explosions, according to the country’s National Emergency Agency (NEMA).”

The attacks targeted the city’s Bakassi Internally Displaced Persons camp and the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation Mega Filling Station.

Original Source: http://edition.cnn.com/2016/10/29/africa/nigeria-bomb-blasts-maiduguri/index.html

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