Nigeria suicide blast kills Shia Muslims at Ashura procession in Potiskum

Dozens killed after suicide bomber detonates device at religious ceremony in north-eastern Nigeria

A suicide bomber has killed at least 23 people in a procession of Shia Muslims marking the ceremony of Ashura in Potiskum, north-eastern Nigeria.

In a separate incident overnight in central Kogi state, gunmen using explosives blew their way into a prison in the city of Lokoja, killing one person and freeing 144 inmates, the prisons coordinator for the state, Adams Omale, said.

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