Nigerian Officials Suspect Boko Haram Responsible for Bomb That Killed 32

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Since Nigerian president Muhammadu Buhari took office in May, the terrorist group has claimed 1,000 lives

Nigerian authorities say that Boko Haram terrorists are to blame for Tuesday's bombing in a busy market that left 32 dead and another 80 injured.

According to the Red Cross and the National Emergency Management Agency, the device was detonated at a fruit and vegetable market in Jimeta in the Adamawa state in the northeastern region of the nation. Though Boko Haram extremists haven't claimed responsibility for the attacks, officials say that the bomb mimics previous Boko Haram attacks.

Boko Haram Kills 2,000 Nigerians in 'Deadly Massacre'

"The ground near my shop was covered with bodies," witness Alhaji Ahmed told the Associated Press. "I had to load 32 dead bodies into five vehicles."

The bombing was the latest in a string of attacks that that Nigerian militant group has committed. Earlier this year, terrorists killed 2,000 during a massacre in the Nigerian town of Baga. After Tuesday’s attack, the number of people Boko Haram has killed has surpassed the number of ISIS victims.

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has vowed to disband the extremist group, who is attempting to overthrow the government and convert the primarily Christian region to an Islamic state. However, since Buhari took office in May, Boko Haram terrorists have killed 1,000 people.

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