At least 34 people were killed in a wave of suicide bomb attacks in northeast Nigeria. No one has claimed responsibility but many suspect Boko Haram is behind the attacks. Some analysts say the government should negotiate with the extremists.
A teenage suicide bomber has killed at least 50 people in the northeastern Nigerian town of Mubi, with the death toll expected to rise further. Officials believe jihadi group Boko Haram is responsible.
The individuals have received prison sentences, but the government has refused to divulge other details, such as the names of the accused or charges faced. The mass trials have drawn criticism for a lack of transparency.
In Nigeria, Mubi is known as the city of peace; half of the population is Christian, the other half Muslim. It has now become home to 100,000 Boko Haram refugees.
Nigerian authorities have said 82 Chibok schoolgirls have been released into military custody in the north of the country. The girls have received medical attention and are to be flown to Abuja to meet the president.
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