Boko Haram attacks claim hundreds in Nigeria

JOS, Nigeria (BP) — Twin explosions rocked the Nigerian city of Jos and left dozens dead or severely injured, according to the BBC and Associated Press.

The attacks have been tied to the terrorist group Boko Haram, who had also been connected to a string of terrorist attacks throughout Nigeria in which as many as 300 people were killed earlier in the week.

The first blast hit a shopping complex yesterday near the University of Jos while the second blast targeted the Yan Taya Mosque just minutes later, according to a report from a pastor in Jos relayed to Adeniyi Ojutiku, a Nigerian who lives in Raleigh, N.C., and leads the Lift Up Now organization to meet political, economic and social challenges in his homeland.

Also yesterday, a suicide bomber killed five worshippers at a church in Nigeria’s northeastern Yobe state.

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