Thursday, 23 July 2015

More than 50 killed in Nigeria, Cameroon- Buhari warns US over Boko Haram.

Suspected Boko Haram attacks left more than 50 people dead on Wednesday, after Nigeria's president warned the United States that its policy was hitting the fight against Boko Haram.

Twin suicide attacks in Maroua, northern Cameroon, killed at least 11, while some 42 lost their lives in a series of blasts at two bus stations in Gombe, northeast Nigeria.
The latest atrocities came after Boko Haram released a new video on Twitter, maintaining they were not defeated and vowing: "We will be coming from where you never expected, stronger than before."
A new, five-nation force -- from Nigeria, Niger, Chad, Cameroon and Benin -- is due to deploy by July 30 to take on the Islamic State Group-allied militants, whose six-year insurgency has left at least 15,000 dead and increasingly threatened regional security.
- Young girl bombers -
The attack in Cameroon saw two girls aged "under 15" bomb the central market in Maroua, as well as the adjoining Hausa neighbourhood, said regional governor Midjiyawa Bakari.
A source close to local authorities said "two girls, who were begging, blew themselves up" at about 3:00 pm (1400 GMT), causing "total panic" and leaving gruesome scenes of mutilated bodies and flesh, according to one journalist.

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