Bomb kills 40 in Nigeria soccer match

A bomb attack targeting fans at a football match in Nigeria‘s restive northeast killed at least 40 people on Sunday, a police officer told AFP.

“There has been a bomb explosion at a football field this evening and so far more than 40 people have been killed,” said the officer who requested anonymity in the town of Mubi, which has seen previous attacks by Boko Haram Islamists.

The policeman’s account was confirmed by a nurse at the Mubi General Hospital, who also requested anonymity, as the health worker was not authorised to discuss the attack with the media.

Mubi is located in Adamawa state, one of three in the northeast which has been under a state of emergency for more than a year as the military has tried to crush Boko Haram’s five-year extremist uprising.

 

 

http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/06/01/terrorist-bombing-at-nigerian-soccer-match-kills-at-least-40/

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