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Mosque and restaurant bomb attack in Nigeria kills 44

THE AFTERMATH: More than 40 people were killed in two explosions last night (Jul 5) in Nigeria

MUSLIM EXTREMIST group Boko Haram has been blamed for the deaths of more than 40 people in bomb attacks at a crowded mosque and an elite restaurant in Nigeria last night (Jul 5).

The bombs killed at least 44 people and injured 67 at Yantaya Mosque and Shagalinku restaurant in Nigeria's central city of Jos.

They are the latest in a string of attacks blamed on Boko Haram that have claimed the lives of more than 200 people in the past week in the north-east of the country.

According to eyewitness reports, the bomb at Yantaya Mosque went off as leading religious leader Sani Yahaya from the Jama’atu Izalatul Bidia organisation, was addressing the crowd.

The second bomb exploded at Shagalinku, a restaurant favoured by the local political elite.

The city of Jos is split between Nigeria’s Muslim majority from the north and the majority Christian population from the south, reported Buzz Feed.

On Sunday, insurgents also killed nine villagers and burned 32 churches to the ground, as well as 300 homes in Borno state, Stephen Apagu, chairman of a vigilante self-defense group told Associated Press.

Upon winning the national election President Muhammadu Buhari promise he would rid the country from the Sunni jihadi group.

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