Multiple Bomb Blasts Kills 54 people in Nigeria's Maiduguri

Written by  Reuters Monday, 21 September 2015 18:52

At least 54 people were killed and 90 wounded in a multiple bomb attack in the northeastern Nigerian city of Maiduguri on Sunday evening, a police spokesman said on Monday.

"A suspected Boko Haram suicide bomber detonated IEDs (improvised explosive devices) at a mosque in Ajilari and some insurgents also threw IEDs at a viewing centre. Total casualty figure is now 54," Victor Isuku, a police spokesman in Maiduguri, said.

A Nigerian army spokesman said on Sunday that three bombs had gone off. 

Suspected Boko Hamarm members planted one of the bombs inside a mosque while people were praying. 

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