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Blast kills 31 people in northeast Nigerian state of Borno: residents

They said the blast occurred in the Damboa local government area in the south of the state, which is at the epicentre of an Islamist militant insurgency.

A file photo taken on 30 April, 2013 shows soldiers walking in the street in the remote northeast town of Baga, Borno State. Boko Haram launched renewed attacks around a captured town in restive northeast Nigeria this week, razing at least 16 towns and villages, a local government and a union official told AFP on 8 January, 2015. Picture: AFP.

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria – A blast killed at least 31 people in the northeast Nigerian state of Borno, two residents said on Sunday.

They said the blast occurred in the Damboa local government area in the south of the state, which is at the epicentre of an Islamist militant insurgency, on Saturday around 8:30 pm.