Suicide Bomb Blast Kills 10 People in Northeast Nigerian Town

At least 10 people were killed when a suicide bomber detonated explosives at a market in the northeastern Nigerian town of Gombi in Adamawa state on Friday, according to a witness.

“We have evacuated 10 dead bodies from the scene of the attack,” Kabiru Mustapha said from Gombi. A teenage boy carried out the attack at a grain market in the town at about 1 p.m., he said. Red Cross official Abdullahi Maikano said 8 people were killed and 25 others sustained injuries.

The explosion in Gombi happened two days after three suicide bombers attacked the northeast town of Chibok town where over 200 schoolgirls were kidnapped by Boko Haram Islamist militants in April 2014, causing an international outcry.

The group, which since 2009 has killed thousands of people during its campaign to establish its version of Islamic law in Africa’s biggest economy, has been beaten back from territory it held in the northeast early last year but continues to carry out suicide bombings and hit-and-run attacks.

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