30 May '11, 3am

Blast at barracks kills 12 in Nigeria

BAUCHI (Nigeria) - A BOMB blast rocked a popular drinking spot inside an army barracks in northern Nigeria on Sunday, killing a dozen people hours after President Goodluck Jonathan was sworn in for his first full term. A rescue worker who asked not to be identified told Reuters his colleagues had counted 12 dead bodies and that around 25 people had been wounded by the blast. A hospital spokesman said 10 corpses had been brought in, four of them women. The explosion hit the Mamy market in the barracks on the edge of the city of Bauchi at around 8pm (3am on Monday Singapore time), police commissioner Muhammed Indabawa said. He said it was not clear who was responsible and that no arrests had yet been made. 'It was a very strong and powerful explosion,' said Yushua Shuaib, spokesman for the National Emergency Management Agency (Nema), adding members of the agency were evacuat...

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