At least 60 people were killed in a series of blasts in the northeast Nigerian city of Maiduguri, police said on Monday, the latest attacks by Boko Haram militants on “soft” civilian targets. The attacks targeted the Ajilari Cross evening market area and neighbouring Gomari, hitting
worshippers at a mosque and football fans watching a televised match.
The army and rescuers said the explosions were caused by homemade devices but one local and the police said a female suicide bomber also blew herself up.
“Fifty-four persons died while 90 others were injured,” Borno state police spokesman Victor Isuku told reporters.”Those injured are being treated at Umaru Shehu General hospital and the (Borno) State Specialist hospital