At least 32 people have been killed and 80 injured in a bombing attack on the Nigerian town of Yola.
The attack is thought to have been carried out by Boko Haram. No claim of responsibility has yet been made by any group, but Boko Haram often does not claim responsibility for attacks.
The blast hit a crowded fruit market at 8pm local time.
The attack was the first in three weeks. On October 23, 42 people were killed in explosions in two separate mosques in different northern cities.
Nigeria is preparing for a large-scale offensive against Boko Haram in cooperation with Chad, Cameroon and Niger. Boko Haram has already been pushed out of a lot of territory it formerly controlled and is carrying out attacks like this one rather than being able to take over whole villages and areas of the country.
The fightback has been plagued by corruption in the Nigerian army. A senior advisor to the former President has just been arrested on charges of stealing $2 billion from funds allotted to fight Boko Haram.
Last year Boko Haram is believed to have killed 6,644 people. Boko Haram has been an affiliate of the Islamic State since pledging allegiance in March. It now styles itself as the Islamic State in West Africa. It seeks to carve out a sharia governed Islamist state in Muslim areas of Nigeria and the surrounding countries.
For more information on Boko Haram and its efforts to create an Islamist state in West Africa, see Clarion Project’s Special Report: Boko Haram: Nigerian Islamist Group
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