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Nigeria: Boko Haram blamed for latest attack that kills dozens

Northeastern Nigeria has been rocked by another bomb attack that has left around 50 people dead at a busy market.

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Nigeria: Boko Haram blamed for latest attack that kills dozens

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Around 50 people have been killed in a bomb blast at a busy meat market in northeastern Nigeria on Tuesday.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility, but the lunchtime attack in the city of Maiduguri bore the hallmarks of Islamist Boko Haram militants, and follows two weekend bombings that killed at least 30 people.

Boko Haram, which aims to establish an Islamic caliphate in northeastern Nigeria, appears to be returning to guerilla tactics after losing territory gained in 2014 to government counter-offensives over the past few months.

Muhammadu Buhari, who was sworn in as Nigeria’s president on Friday has vowed to wipe out the Islamist militants.