5 November 2011
A series of bomb attacks in the north-eastern Nigerian city of
has killed at least 30 people, reports say. Damaturu
Witnesses said the bombs hit several targets, including churches and the headquarters of the Yobe state police.
's Jonah Fisher, in Nigeria 's commercial capital, , says gunfire lasted into the night and residents were said to be fleeing. Lagos
It follows attacks on security forces in the nearby city of
blamed on the Islamist Boko Haram group. Maiduguri
There are reports from a hospital in Damaturu that as many as 60 people may have been killed.
An unnamed local government official in Damaturu was quoted by AFP news agency as saying that hundreds of wounded people were being treated in the hospital.