Bombs kill 53 in Nige­ria

Cape Breton Post - - WORLD -

LA­GOS, NIGE­RIA — Bomb blasts blamed on Boko Haram killed 29 peo­ple in Nige­ria and 24 in Cameroon, of­fi­cials said Thurs­day af­ter Nige­ria’s new pres­i­dent warned that the U.S. re­fusal to sell his coun­try strate­gic weapons is “aid­ing and abet­ting” the Is­lamic ex­trem­ist group. Nige­ria’s Na­tional Emer­gency Man­age­ment Agency called Thurs­day for ur­gent blood do­na­tions to treat 105 wounded peo­ple, ac­cord­ing to spokesman Sani Datti. He said at least 29 bod­ies have been re­cov­ered at two bustling bus sta­tions in north­east­ern Gombe town — the latest tar­gets in a cam­paign that has spilled across Nige­ria’s borders. In neigh­bour­ing Cameroon, two sui­cide bombers Wed­nes­day killed at least 22 peo­ple at a mar­ket­place near the bor­der, of­fi­cials said. The toll is likely to rise among the 50 in­jured, they said.

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