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    22 Dead in Nigeria Suicide Bombing at Mosque

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    At least one suicide bomber attacked a mosque on the outskirts of Maiduguri, Nigeria, killing at least 22 people and wounding another 17.

    Reports on Wednesday's blast said it happened early in the morning in the Umarari area on the outskirts of the city.

    Maiduguri is seen as the birthplace of the Boko Haram militant group and hence has become a focus in the government's battle to eliminate them.

    No one has claimed responsibility for Wednesday's blast, but Boko Haram often stages attacks in the area.

     

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    by: Lavoisier Julu from: Liberia
    March 16, 2016 3:26 PM
    TOO BAD FOR AFRICA

    Few days ago, we heard of 19 of our Neighbors been killed by terrorist attacks in Grand Bassam, Ivory Coast. For us in Liberia, we are watching with keen attention that this unholy act does creep into our country that experienced 14-year civil war and now with fragile security.

    Today again, we are hearing of at least 22 people been killed by suicide bomber in Maiduguri, Nigeria.

    I can freely say that Africa's enemy is no more the state but an unseen enemy in the neighborhood - the terrorists.

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