Yola market explosion kills 30, about 80 injured

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 Islamist militant movement Boko Haram was close to defeat.

Yola has twice been hit by deadly bomb attacks this year.Blast-abuja1

blast-1The city lies in the north-eastern state of Adamawa, one of the worst hit by the Boko Haram insurgency.

More than 80 people have been taken to hospital, some with serious injuries, emergency workers say.