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30 Killed in Nigeria Blast
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30 Killed in Nigeria Blast

More than 30 people have been killed in a suicide attack at a market in the northern Nigerian city of Yola, officials say.
The blast, heard across the city, struck a busy vegetable market where traders were closing up on Tuesday.
Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari visited Yola on Saturday, declaring that the militant movement Boko Haram was close to defeat. Yola has twice been hit by deadly bomb attacks this year, BBC reported.
The city lies in the northern state of Adamawa, one of the worst hit by the Boko Haram insurgency.

  Facebook Activates “Safety Check”
Facebook Inc activated its “Safety Check” feature after deadly blasts in Nigeria late on Tuesday, following criticism from users that the social media network was being selective about deploying it.
It usually activates the feature, which allows users to mark themselves as safe, after natural disasters, but not bombings or attacks.
The social network, however, activated it after Friday’s gun and bomb attacks in Paris, drawing criticism from some users because the feature was not activated for suicide bombings in Beirut a day earlier.
Both the Paris and Beirut attacks were claimed by the Islamic State militants.
In a post on his Facebook page, Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg said the feature would now be used more frequently.

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