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Saturday
Jan212012

Update: Explosions Kill At Least 120 in Nigerian City 

ABC News Radio(KANO, Nigeria) -- At least 120 people were killed from explosions in the northern Nigerian city of Kano on Friday.

Bombs exploded in several locations in the second-largest city including police stations and government offices.The government have confirmed seven deaths but witnesses and the Red Cross say hundreds are dead with a total so far of 120 though the number continues to climb.

Islamic militant sect, Boko Haram claimed responsibility for the attacks which involved at least two suicide bombers.

A television reporter with a private television station Channels TV was shot and killed by unknown gunmen outside the Kano State Government house where he had gone to interview people following the explosions. The station confirmed the death of 31-year-old Eneche Akogwua, a Kano correspondent.

The Kano State Government issued a 24-hour curfew following the attacks.

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