30 Killed in Nigeria Blast

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.

Short URL : https://goo.gl/884rCC
  1. https://goo.gl/2ziCtd
  • https://goo.gl/x62a1t
  • https://goo.gl/x7Hfqp
  • https://goo.gl/kI4Evi
  • https://goo.gl/oHqSAJ

You can also read ...

Turkey, Netherlands to Normalize Relations
Turkey and the Netherlands have agreed to restore relations...
CIA: China Waging Silent Cold War Against US
China is waging a “quiet kind of cold war” against the United...
Zimbabwe’s Presidential  Race Tightens
The margin of support for the main candidates in Zimbabwe’s...
Poland Pushes to Replace Supreme Court Judge Who Defied Government
The Polish parliament adopted rules on Friday to expedite the...
Hamas has said a deal to restore calm in the besieged Gaza...
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (R) and the United States ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, in New York on July 20
US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo sought to shore up...