23 killed in Boko Haram attacks


Nigeria: In the town of Potiskum, 230 km west of Maiduguri, a suicide bomber blew himself up outside the house of federal legislator Sabo Garbu, killing 10 people.

In a related chain of events, another suicide bomb attack at a mosque in Gombe town, 300 km southwest of Maiduguri, by a male and a female suicide bomber on a motorbike, killed five people and wounded eight.

This is Boko Haram’s second assault in a week on a city which they intend to make the capital of a breakaway Islamist state.