Bomb blast kills 20 in Nigeria

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Published: Tuesday 7th July 2015 by The News Editor

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A bomb blast in Nigeria’s northern university town of Zaria has killed 20 people, the state governor said.

Governor Nasir el-Rufai, of Kaduna state, urged citizens to avoid crowded public places including mosques and churches as Islamic extremists Boko Haram extend the breadth and tempo of attacks that have killed some 300 people in a week.

Mr El-Rufai used Twitter to report Tuesday’s “terrorist bomb attack”.

Local media said the explosion occurred at the government headquarters as civil servants were assembling for a training course.

Nigeria’s police force announced increased security around mosques and churches after Boko Haram bomb and shooting attacks on Sunday killed more than 60 people in a mosque and elite Muslim restaurant in central Jos city and at an evangelical Christian church in north-eastern Potiskum town.

Published: Tuesday 7th July 2015 by The News Editor

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