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Suicide bomber kills at least two at Nigerian mosque

Thursday, January 15, 2015 - 01:12

A suicide bomber kills at least two other people and wounds 14 outside a mosque in the northeastern Nigerian city of Gombe. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.

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A suicide bomber kills at least two people and wounds more than a dozen at a mosque in northeastern Nigeria. The strike came in an area just outside the main area of operations of the militant group Boko Haram. No one is immediately claiming responsibility for the attack. (SOUNDBITE) (English) EYEWITNESS, KAMIL USMAN, SAYING: "There was just a loud explosion. Somebody came with a bike, with a motorcycle, and all of a sudden he detonated what was on his body very close to the mosque although his target was the mosque but unfortunately, he didn't get to the mosque. When everything he came with detonated, and it all scattered his body and injured some people that were at the mosque, inside the mosque and beside the mosque too." Growing insecurity linked to Islamist militants is a major problem for President Goodluck Jonathan a month before elections in which he faces a rival, Muhammadu Buhari, seen as tough on security when he was a military ruler in the 1980s.

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Suicide bomber kills at least two at Nigerian mosque

Thursday, January 15, 2015 - 01:12