ABUJA (AFP) - Bomb blasts at a beer garden and eatery at a Nigerian military barracks killed at least 10 people hours after President Goodluck Jonathan was inaugurated, an emergency source said. Three bomb blasts hit a "mammy market" -- commonly found at Nigerian military barracks and open to civilians -- in the northern city of Bauchi, located in one of the states hard hit by post-poll riots last month.
The attacks at the market were caused by "locally made devices", Bauchi state police commissioner Abdulkadir Indabawa said.
Authorities gave varying death tolls as is often the case in Nigeria, with officials frequently seeking to downplay the number of victims.
An emergency source who declined to be named said at least 10 people were killed, calling the incident "devastating," while Indabawa said four were dead and some 20 people
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