32 dead and 80 wounded in Nigeria Market bombing
At least 32 people were killed and 80 wounded after an explosive device went off at a market in the northeastern Nigerian city of Yola, humanitarian agencies say.
The group Boko Haram is claiming responsibility. “The explosion happened in the midst of a large crowd because the area houses a livestock market, an open-air eatery and a mosque,” said Red Cross official Aliyu Maikano. “Our main preoccupation now is to save the injured.”
Most of the victims were vendors and pedestrians. About 20,000 lives have lost in the past 6 years due to islamic uprising in that area and neighboring countries.