Nigeria Bus Station Blast Kills Dozens

A bomb blast at a bus station in northeastern Nigeria has left at least 40 people killed, including five soldiers.

At least 40 people, including five soldiers, have been killed following a bomb blast at a bus station in the northeast of Nigeria. The attack occurred just outside of the village of Mubi, the second largest city within the Adamawa state.

No group has claimed responsibility for the attack, but the area has been repeatedly targeted by attacks from militants of the Boko Haram insurgent network.

Mubi was a key town for Boko Haram and was one of the largest areas captured during the terror group’s large offensive in the Adamawa state. In early November, the group seized control of the town – which has a population of more than 200’000 people – and renamed it ‘Madinat-ul Islam’, or the city of Islam.

According to Al Jazeera’s Rawya Rageh, reporting from Yola, “Mubi has been the site of fierce clashes for weeks, with the military repeatedly claiming to have successfully taken the city back”

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