BOMB BLAST NEAR DSS OFFICE IN MAIDUGURI KILLS ONE

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MAIDUGURI, (Reuters) – A suicide bomber driving a three-wheeled
vehicle detonated near the office of state security in Nigeria’s northeastern
city of Maiduguri on Saturday, two security sources said.
The security
sources said the blast went off a few metres from the office at about 7 a.m.
local time (0600 GMT). One of the security sources said one person was killed,
as well as the bomber, while a hospital source said four people were being
treated for injuries.
The city, the
birthplace of Islamist militant group Boko Haram, is frequently hit by
bombings.
It has been the
target of several attacks since Muhammadu Buhari, president of Africa’s most
populous nation and biggest economy, made it the command centre for the
campaign against the militant group after being inaugurated on May 29.

Two suicide
bombers blew themselves up near a Maiduguri hospital during a visit by the vice
president at the start of July and, a few days later, Boko Haram militants
attacked the city from the outskirts

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