[Update] Bombing in Yola and Kano Nigeria

Lagos, Nigeria (CNN)

According to CNN. A bomb killed at least 26 people at a local government building in north-central Nigeria on Tuesday, authorities said — marking the latest in a series of recent deadly attacks in a country where the government is battling the Islamic extremist group Boko Haram.
The bomb — “most likely carried by a suicide bomber” — exploded at a local government council’s office in the Sabon Gari section of the city of Zaria, Kaduna state Gov. Nasir El-Rufai said.

Nigeria’s National Emergency Management Agency reported that 26 people died and another 33 were wounded. The agency urged citizens to donate blood for those hospitalized.

Bombings kill at least 28 in Nigeria on Monday01:11

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 Agency reports 33 injured in addition to 26 killed, urges people to donate blood

 State authorities ban “beggars and hawkers” on the streets after the attack

A bomb rips through government building in Zaria on Tuesday, witness says

Lagos, Nigeria (CNN)A bomb killed at least 26 people at a local government building in north-central Nigeria on Tuesday, authorities said — marking the latest in a series of recent deadly attacks in a country where the government is battling the Islamic extremist group Boko Haram.
The bomb — “most likely carried by a suicide bomber” — exploded at a local government council’s office in the Sabon Gari section of the city of Zaria, Kaduna state Gov. Nasir El-Rufai said.

Nigeria’s National Emergency Management Agency reported that 26 people died and another 33 were wounded. The agency urged citizens to donate blood for those hospitalized.
The building was crowded because residents were welcoming the new chairman of Sabon Gari’s interim management committee, El-Rufai said. That leader was taking office Tuesday, and other civil servants were being registered at the building.
A 2-year-old child was among the dead, the governor said.
After the attack, authorities ordered “all beggars and hawkers … to stay off the streets until further notice,” said Kaduna state government spokesman Samuel Aruwan. 
“Any beggar or hawker found on the streets will be arrested until these measures are relaxed. In addition, (the) government reiterates that the ban on motorcycle taxis remains in force.” 
El-Rufai said extra security forces would be deployed throughout the state. An official statement from the state government called the attack “mindless.”
“We call on our citizens to be vigilant and avoid crowded places like markets, mosques, churches and motor parks in the next few weeks,” El-Rufai said on Twitter following the incident

By Christian Purefoy and Jason Hanna, CNN

  
    
    
    
 

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