Bombing at Nigerian Market in Maiduguri Kills at Least 10 PeopleMichael Olukayode
A bombing in a cattle market in the northeast Nigerian city of Maiduguri killed at least 10 people on Saturday, according to a vigilante militia member.
The detonation happened at 3:30 p.m. and most of the people killed were traders, Hassan Ibrahim, said by phone on Sunday from the city. The bombing didn’t draw much attention as thunderstorms in the area disguised the sound, he said.
“The blast occurred at the time as rain was falling; our guys in the area inform us that they saw people fleeing from the market area,” Ibrahim said.
Maiduguri, the birthplace of Islamist militant group Boko Haram, has been hit by a spate of bombings and attacks since Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari was sworn in on May 29. Last week, an explosion the same livestock market left at least 50 people dead, while a suicide bomber blew himself up at a mosque in the city on May 30, killing 26 people.
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