Nigeria Agency Says Northeast Suicide Bombing Kills 32 People

A suspected suicide bombing in a northeastern Nigeria state capital killed more than 30 people and injured at least 80, the Nigerian Emergency Management Agency said.

“So far we have recorded 32 dead bodies and 80 others sustained injuries,” Saad Bello, the coordinator of the relief organization in Adamawa state, told reporters on Wednesday.

The explosion occurred at a market and truck stop in Yola, the state capital, at around 8 p.m. on Tuesday. The blast is thought to be the work of Boko Haram Islamist militants, who have killed tens of thousands of people since the group started a violent campaign in 2009 to impose its version of Shariah law in the country.

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