Photos Of The Unfortunate Victims Of The Damaturu Bombing

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These are the young victims of a suicide bomber triggered an explosion while football fans were watching the World Cup in Damaturu, Yobe State soon after the Brazil vs Mexico game on Tuesday night which killed at least 14 people.


Witnesses said a tricycle taxi was driven into the outdoor area before the bomb went off.

Police said the death toll was 14, with 26 people wounded. One hospital worker told the BBC however that he had counted 21 bodies.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility but Boko Haram is suspected.

Security experts have warned that Islamic militants might attack crowds watching the World Cup in public places in Nigeria, Kenya and Uganda, as they did in 2010 in Uganda.

The explosions in Kampala, Uganda, at two sites where people watched the 2010 World Cup final on TV killed 74 people. Al-Shabab, a Somali insurgent group, set off those bombs.

Nigeria’s military has promised increased security but appears incapable of halting a stream of attacks by extremists holding more than 250 schoolgirls hostage.

Police assistant superintendent Nathan Cheghan said rescue workers were being careful for fear of secondary explosions, often timed to kill people who rush to the scene of a bomb blast.


The kidnapping of the girls two months ago and failure of Nigeria’s military and government to rescue them has roused international concern.

The United States is searching for the girls with drones and has sent experts along with Britain and France to help in counter-terrorism tactics and hostage negotiation.

Boko Haram’s leader Abubakar Shekau has threatened to sell the girls into slavery unless the government agrees to exchange them for detained extremists, but President Goodluck Jonathan has said he will not exchange prisoners.

Nigeria’s military has said it knows where the girls are but that any military campaign could get them killed



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