May 2011 northern Nigeria bombings

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2011 northern Nigeria bombings
Location Abuja, Bauchi, Zaria and Maiduguri, Nigeria
Date 29 May 2011
Attack type
Bombings, terrorism
Weapons IEDs
Deaths 15
Non-fatal injuries
Perpetrators Boko Haram

The May 2011 northern Nigeria bombings happened in several towns in northern Nigeria on 29 May 2011. The blasts happened just a few hours after Goodluck Jonathan was sworn in as Nigeria's president.[1] Boko Haram was suspected in the attacks.[2]

The first explosion struck the Zuba International Market in Abuja, killing two people (including a young girl) and injuring 11 others. Three blasts also struck the Mammy Market in Bauchi, near the headquarters of Nigeria's 33rd Artillery Brigade. Thirteen died and 40 were injured.[1] No soldiers were injured.[3] Two bombs also went off in Zaria, seriously injuring four.[1]

Another explosion targeted a military vehicle in Maiduguri.[1]