Boko Haram: Bomb blast at football viewing centre in Yobe

There was an explosion today at football viewing centre in Damaturu, Yobe State, northern Nigeria, Fans watching a World Cup football match were targeted by this recent attack.

According to the AFP, the blast occurred at the Crossfire venue, in the Nayi-Nawa area of the state capital at about 8:00 pm (1900 GMT), just as tournament hosts Brazil kicked off against Mexico.

There were no immediate reports of deaths but hospitals were reporting casualties.

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