Bombs kill 53 in Nigeria
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.