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Many Feared Dead in Maiduguri New Year’s Eve Suicide Bombing

People gather at the site of a twin car bomb explosion in Maiduguri, Nigeria, Sunday, March 2, 2014. Twin car bomb blasts at a bustling marketplace killed at least 51 people in Maiduguri, the northeast Nigerian city that is the birthplace of Nigeria's Islamic extremist terrorist group, a Red Cross official said Sunday. (AP Photo/Jossy Ola )

There was a suicide attack in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital on New Year’s Eve, according to the spokesman of the police in the state, Victor Isuku, Punch reports.

Isiaku in a text message to Punch said, “Information reaching me now is that there was an explosion at custom area.

“Preliminary details available is that only the suicide bomber affected. Now on standby for details soonest.”

A resident of the area, Abba Mustapha said the bomb blast was at a tea drinking joint at customs area near the Nigerian Customs Service office.

He said that many persons were killed in the explosion.

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