A suicide bombing attack by Boko Haram extremists has been blamed for the blast that killed 32 people and wounded 80 in northeastern Nigeria on 17 November.
Words: Daisy Greenaway, Subeditor: Mariya Savova
The blast breaks a three-week hiatus since the string of attacks culminated in a double explosion in mosques that killed 42 and wounded over 100 on 23 October.
Cities in the north of the country had been overflowing, with an estimated 2.3 million refugees fleeing the ISIS uprising.
It seems most victims from the attack were vendors or bystanders, according to Deputy Superintendent Othman Abubakar who spoke on behalf of the Adamawa state.
Their military has claimed to have foiled a number of suicide bombers in recent months and captured insurgents as they destroy Boko Haram safe holds in both air and ground attacks.
Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari tweeted following the most recent suicide bombing:
Experts have previously said that Nigeria’s military is too thin to continue to hold ground and that for every area it claims back, the extremists seize another.
Boko Haram has been responsible for suicide bombings that have killed more than 2,000 people this year alone.