Suicide attacks near Nigeria kills 69

| Sunday, January 31, 2016 - 22:43
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Nigeria suicide attacks

Heavy shooting followed the explosions which rocked the settlements

Abuja: At least 69 dead bodies have been registered in a morgue following multiple suicide attacks in a community near Maiduguri, capital of Borno State in Nigeria, sources at a government-run hospital said on Sunday.
An unnamed senior medical officer at the Borno State General Hospital said 55 others have been admitted into the emergency section of the health facility, following suicide attacks late on Saturday in Dalori and Walori settlements in the province, Xinhua reported.
Heavy shooting followed the explosions which rocked the settlements, while houses were razed as residents ran for lives, a local chief said.
A mortuary attendant said victims of the incident were transported to the hospital by officials of the Red Cross, the State Emergency Management Agency and some policemen.
Local residents are blaming the attack on Boko Haram, a terror group which has proved to be a hard nut to crack in Nigeria since 2009.
More than 200 school girls were abducted from Chibok town 21 months ago by Boko Haram. The abduction has aroused international outrage.


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