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Blasts rock Nigeria as death toll rises

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Blasts rock Nigeria as death toll rises


Two bomb blasts have rocked the southern state of Bayelsa in Nigeria damaging a bridge and buildings but no one was killed.

The explosions come on the back of the devastation in the city of Kano in the north of the country where according to the Red Cross the latest number to have been killed is believed to be more than 121.

The radical Islamist sect Boko Haram has claimed responsibility for those coordinated bomb attacks.

Local police said the blasts in the south were not linked to the sect.

The state capital, Yenagoa was the target for the bombs while in Kano in the north the government has announced a dusk-to-dawn curfew.

Friday’s attacks were aimed at the security forces. The city of more than 10 million has been hit by scores of shootings and bombings led its claimed by Boko Haram.

Letters which appeared to be from the group were left around the city following the latest attack saying the blasts were retribution for the police arrests and killings of members of Boko Haram whose name means, ‘Western education is sinful”.

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