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More suicide bombings in Biu, Borno State, and Jos, Plateau State on Thursday has left about 35 people dead, with several others sustaining various degrees of injury.

In Biu, a suicide bomber blew himself up at a crowded bus station, while a second bomber was shot dead before he could detonate his explosives.

Babagana Kyari, a civilian vigilante member, said “at least 18 people, including three women, die. Several others were injured”.

The attack happened after two men arrived the Tashar Gandu motor park on the edge of town in Borno state, where one detonated his explosives among passengers and vendors, onlookers said.

In Jos, two blasts went off at a bus park killing at least 17 people, the military and witnesses told AFP.

“There were twin blasts today in Jos,” said Ikedichi Iweha, military spokesman in the Plateau State capital which has been repeatedly attacked by Boko Haram.

He declined to give further details but two witnesses at the scene, including a driver Ibrahim Hashidu, told that 17 people had been confirmed dead, with the first explosion killing five people and the second causing 12 deaths.

The explosions occurred at the Bauchi Road motor park which is close to the Bauchi road campus of the University of Jos

 

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