Crowded World Cup viewing center in Nigeria bombed

Windsor Genova – Fourth Estate Cooperative Contributor

Abuja, Nigeria (4E) – Unidentified men bombed a World Cup viewing center in northern Nigeria on Tuesday killing unspecified number of people watching a match between Brazil and Mexico.

The explosion at the viewing facility in the Nayi-Nawa area of Dumature, capital of Yobe state, occurred around 8:15 p.m., according to Sanusi Ruf’ai, police commissioner for Yobe state.

The casualties were brought to hospitals.

The explosion followed similar bombings by suspected Boko Haram militants of World Cup viewing centers in other parts of the country.

Last week, authorities in Adamawa in northeast Nigeria and in the central state of Plateau closed football viewing centers to prevent a repeat of previous attacks.

The Plateau State Police Command warned football fans to stay away from viewing centers and told them to watch the 2014 World Cup games in their homes.

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