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More than 40 people Are Killed in Boko Haram Terrorist Attacks In Nigeria

More than 40 people Are Killed in Boko Haram Terrorist Attacks In NigeriaTwo bombs blamed on the Islamic extremist group Boko Haram exploded at a crowded mosque and a Muslim restaurant in Nigeria’s central city of Jos, killing 44 people, officials said on Monday.

The blasts on Sunday night came hours after a female suicide bomber blew herself up at a crowded evangelical Christian church service in the north-eastern city of Potiskum, killing at least five people.

Also on Sunday, extremists returned to north-eastern villages attacked three days earlier, killing nine villagers and burning down 32 churches and about 300 homes, according to the chairman of a self-defence group in Borno state.

Sunday’s attacks are the latest in a string blamed on Boko Haram that have now killed more than 250 people over a week. They may correspond to an Islamic State order for more mayhem during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. Boko Haram declared allegiance to Isis earlier this year.

In Jos, at least 44 people died and 67 were wounded. Police said a final toll would be announced after they had finished searching rubble.Survivors said the explosion at the Yantaya mosque came as a leading cleric from an organisation that preaches religious co-existence was addressing a crowd.

Another bomb exploded at Shagalinku, a restaurant frequented by state governors and other elite politicians seeking specialities from Nigeria’s mainly Muslim north, witnesses said.

Sabi’u Bako bought a take-out and then heard a massive blast as he walked away with friends. “The restaurant was destroyed and we saw many people covered in blood,” he said. “We can’t believe that we escaped.”Jos is a hotspot for violent religious confrontations, located where Nigeria's majority Muslim north and mainly Christian south collide. 

The city has been targeted in the past by bomb blasts claimed by Boko Haram extremists that have killed hundreds of people.
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