Boko Haram bombers kill 20 at camp in northeast Nigeria

Suicide bombers kill 27, wounded 83 in Konguda market

They detonated their explosives nearly simultaneously, Lawan Kalli said. The gunfire, according to reports, killed at least 143 people before the suicide bombing yesterday.

"Our village is right at the entrance into Konduga town and that is where both the camp and the makeshift market are situated, which made us an instant target point of the insurgents", said Kalli, the village chief.

The injured have been rushed to the hospital in Maiduguri.

The group has waged an eight-year war to create an Islamic state in north-east Nigeria, and provoked worldwide outrage by kidnapping more than 200 schoolgirls known as the Chibok girls in April 2014.

"Three female bombers triggered their explosives outside the IDP camp. killing 28 people and wounding 82 others", Kura said.

Kenyans begin voting in tense general elections
To win outright, a candidate needs 50 per cent plus one vote, and at least 25 per cent of the votes in 24 of Kenya's 47 counties. The IEBC said in a statement that extra ICT support staff have been brought into service to resolve minor technical issues.

Borno State, located in Nigeria's northeast region, is a flash-point of attacks perpetrated by Boko Haram since 2009 when the group launched its strikes targeting churches, security facilities, schools and villages.

The Boko Haram insurgency has killed 20,000 people and forced some 2.7 million to flee their homes in the last eight years.

Authorities attributed the attacks on Tuesday to the Boko Haram militant group, Xinhua news agency reported.

Attahiru told reporters in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, that the special military team became necessary as one of the new approaches evolved by the military to end acts of terrorism in the West African country.

Commander of the civil military operations in the Army Major General Nuhu Angbazo said that he was in Maiduguri to continue the massive awareness being carried on among soldiers in all the division's of the Nigerian Army.

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