Boko Haram gunmen and bombers killed more than 200 people last week

Boko Haram Suicide Bomber Kills 6 in Nigeria

Boko Haram Suicide Bomber Kills 6 in Nigeria
Sun Jul 5, 2015 19:19:55

A Boko Haram suicide bomber killed six people at a church on Sunday in Potiskum, a town in Northeast Nigeria, a Red Cross official and a witness said.

"People were just going to the church when the bomber entered, otherwise the casualty figure would have been higher," said Red Cross official Hassan Alhaji Muhammad, who visited the scene of the blast on the outskirts of Potiskum, Reuters reported.

A hospital in Potiskum said it had received the bodies.

Boko Haram gunmen and bombers killed more than 200 people last week in a spate of bloodletting that prompted renewed outrage and calls for an international meeting to coordinate the offensive against Boko Haram.

New Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari is due to visit his counterpart in Cameroon after the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, when the fight against Boko Haram terrorists is likely to be high on the agenda.

Potiskum is in Yobe state next to Borno, a remote state which is Boko Haram's stronghold in Nigeria and borders Cameroon, Chad and Niger.

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