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Female bomer blew her self up in Nigérian bus Stat

Female bomer blew her self up in Nigérian bus Station killing 10

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It was after threats by boko haram leader no élections:
A female suicide bomber blew
herself up at a crowded bus station in the
northeast Nigerian city of Damaturu on
Sunday, killing 10 people and wounding 30,
police said, in a region that is frequently
attacked by Islamist militants. Witness Adamu Muhammad said he heard a
loud blast and the people at the Damaturu’s

central motor park “descended into panic.” No one claimed responsibility for the attack,
which bore the hallmarks of Islamist
insurgent group Boko Haram, whose use of
female suicide bombers has been an
emerging trend over the past year. A police spokesman for Yobe state, of
which Damaturu is the capital, put the death
toll at 10, with 30 wounded, some seriously. On Saturday, heavily armed Boko Haram
militants attacked and attempted to overrun
the northeastern Nigerian city of Gombe but
were repelled. The group’s violent campaign for an Islamic
state has killed thousands, destabilized the
northeast of Africa’s biggest economy and is
increasingly spilling over into neighbors
Cameroon, Chad and Niger. They are now
fighting back in a regional effort to crush the militant group. The insurgency has also cast doubt on the
leadership of President Goodluck Jonathan,
who is seen as not having done enough to
contain it or protect civilians, hundreds of
whom have been kidnapped, including
scores of schoolgirls. Nigeria last weekend postponed for six
weeks national election set for Feb. 14,
citing the security threat from Boko Haram
in a move that rattled markets and foreign
investors. Jonathan’s rival in the election now
rescheduled for March 28, former military
ruler Muhammadu Buhari, is seen as the
tougher of the two on the security issue,
having quelled an Islamist uprising in the
1980s. Before the Gombe attack the militants
warned people not to participate in the
elections or risk being killed, according to a
leaflet obtained by Reuters from a local
resident. Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau has
said repeatedly that democracy is un-

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