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BAUCHI, Nigeria (Reuters) - A suicide bomber killed at least 15 people at a mosque in the northeast Nigerian town of Mubi on Tuesday, a local government official said. Ahmed Musa, chairman of Mubi council, said dozens of people had been injured. Mubi is a town in Adamawa, a state in which Boko Haram militant insurgents held territory in 2014, although the insurgents were pushed out of those areas by troops in early 2015.
Annual inflation in Nigeria slowed for the ninth month in a row in October, easing to 15.91 percent, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) said on Wednesday in a report. A separate food price index showed inflation at 20.31 percent in October, compared with 20.32 percent in September.
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (Reuters) - A suicide bomb attack killed 10 people and injured 30 others in the northeast Nigerian city of Maiduguri on Wednesday, an emergency agency official said. Bello Dambatta, a spokesman for the State Emergency Agency (SEMA), said the attack took place in the Muna Garage district of the city, which is the capital of Borno state and the epicentre of the Islamist militant Boko Haram insurgency.
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Selecting a term
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