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Blast kills five in northern Nigeria


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Blast kills five in northern Nigeria

A suicide car bomb has exploded in the northern Nigerian city of Kano.

Five people are reported dead. The attack took place in an area inhabited by mainly Christians.

Islamist militants are being blamed by the government.

The blast comes one day after Saturday’s summit in Paris where Nigeria’s President Goodluck Jonathan and other African leaders agreed to work together to wage what they described as a “ total war” on Boko Haram.

The group which kidnapped more than 200 schoolgirls a month ago is now reported to be willing to conduct a gradual release of its hostages. Unconfirmed sources claim it is prepared to hand over up to half of the kidnapped girls in the next few days.

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