Bomb attacks kill dozens on weekend after Nigeria’s presidential inaugeration

MAIDUGURI , Nigeria, May 31 (UPI) — Bombing attacks killed nearly 30 people in the Nigerian city of Maiduguri over the weekend, according to reports.

At least four people were critically injured — with one losing an arm — when an improvised explosive device detonated in the Gamboru Market in Maiduguri on Sunday, according to Nigerian media.


The blast occurred less than 24 hours after a suicide bomber detonated in a mosque at the Monday Market in the same city, killing 26 people and injuring 28.

Militant Islamic group Boko Haram is suspected of the attacks, which follow Friday’s inauguration of President Mohammadu Buhari. A former military officer, Buhari won Nigeria’s late-March election over former President Goodluck Jonathan and last week said he would move the Nigerian military’s command and control center from Abuja to Maiduguri “until Boko Haram is completely subdued.”

Buhari condemned the weekend attacks and expressed condolences to the families…

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