Bombings Kill 118 in Nigeria

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Since June 2013, attacks in northeastern Nigeria have resulted in school closures affecting thousands of students, many of whom have had no access to education in months. Photo: UNICEF/NYHQ2007-0515/Nesbitt
Since June 2013, attacks in northeastern Nigeria have resulted in school closures affecting thousands of students, many of whom have had no access to education in months. Photo: UNICEF/NYHQ2007-0515/Nesbitt


TORONTO – Bombings in Nigeria that are being blamed on the terror group Boko Haram have killed 118 people on Tuesday, and early this morning another eighteen people are reported to have died in a double bombing in the central city of Jos.

In the attack, early on Wednesday, Boko Haram fighters reportedly spent hours killing and looting in the village of Alagarno.

Alagarno is located near the community of Chibok, the community that the Nigerian schoolgirls were taken from in April.

The abductions of those two hundred school aged girls has caused massive global outrage. There remains no solution to that issue. However the Nigerian government has been allowing international military advisers to assist Nigeria’s army.

People in north-east Nigeria are extremely vulnerable to attacks because many areas are no-go zones for the military and the insurgents operate without fear of being captured.

Since June 2013, attacks in northeastern Nigeria have resulted in school closures affecting thousands of students, many of whom have had no access to education in months. Photo: UNICEF/NYHQ2007-0515/Nesbitt
Since June 2013, attacks in northeastern Nigeria have resulted in school closures affecting thousands of students, many of whom have had no access to education in months. Photo: UNICEF/NYHQ2007-0515/Nesbitt