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Nigeria college ‘hit by suicide bombing’

A female suicide bomber has blown herself up at a college in

north-central Nigeria, witnesses say.

The bomb exploded as the woman was about to enter a hall packed with

students at a college in Kontagora town, the witnesses added.

Casualties numbers are unclear, but lecturer Andrew Randa said on

hisTwitter account that he had seen at least three bodies.

Militant Islamist group Boko Haram is waging an insurgency in Nigeria.

The group has declared a caliphate, or Islamic state, in areas it

controls in north-east Nigeria.

It has carried out a spate of bombings and assassinations in

north-east and north-central Nigeria since launching its insurgency in

2009.

At least seven people were wounded by the suicide bombing and rushed

to hospital, witnesses told the BBC Hausa service.

The bomber died in the blast, the witnesses said.

The explosion caused a deafening sound, and panic-stricken students

and staff fled for safety, Mr Randa said.

Credit: BBC

Kofi Oppong Kyekyeku

I am a Ghanaian Broadcast Journalist/Writer who has an interest in General News, Sports, Entertainment, Health, Lifestyle and many more.

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