Suicide attack on procession in Nigeria kills 15

Abuja, Nov 27 (IANS) At least 15 people were killed in a suicide attack on a Muslim procession in Dakasoye town of Nigeria’s northwestern state of Kano on Friday, security and medical sources said.

Many others were injured following the suicide attack which occurred as Muslims took out a procession from Zaria city of the neighbouring Kaduna State to Dakasoye, said a medical worker at a state-run hospital, Xinhua reported.

A local official said the final casualty figure will be made available to the media after the rescue operation which was underway.

Boko Haram, which has waged a campaign of violence in Nigeria in an effort to establish an Islamic state, was believed to have carried out the attack.

The terror group has killed some 13,000 people and kidnapped hundreds, with surrounding countries such as Niger, Chad and Cameroon affected.

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has given a December deadline for the army to end the Boko Haram insurgency.