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Dozens killed in Nigeria football blast
09:36, 02 June 2014, 639

AKIPRESS.COM - A bomb attack in Nigeria's restive north-east has killed at least 40 people, a police officer says, AFP said.

"There has been a bomb explosion at a football field this evening and so far more than 40 people have been killed," said the officer, who requested anonymity, in the town of Mubi, which has seen previous attacks by Boko Haram Islamists.

The policeman's account was confirmed by a nurse at the Mubi General Hospital, who also requested anonymity, as the health worker was not authorised to discuss the attack with the media.

Mubi is located in Adamawa state, one of three in the north-east which has been under a state of emergency for more than a year as the military has tried to crush Boko Haram's five-year uprising.

The town was the site of a gruesome October 2012 massacre at a post-secondary technical college. Scores of students were killed in their dorms, including many whose throats were slit.

The policeman said the bomb exploded at roughly 6.30pm local time at the pitch in Mubi's Kaban area and targeted fans leaving the field after watching a local club match.

The officer and the nurse said it appeared most of the victims were fans.


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