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Nigeria's president visits massacre site, as 35 killed in bombings

In this picture released by State House Photo on February 26, 2015, Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan speaks to soldiers fighting against Boko Haram Islamists after his arrival in Baga, recently recaptured from insurgentsNigeria’s President Goodluck Jonathan on Thursday visited the scene of what is feared to be Boko Haram’s worst massacre and vowed that the insurgency would soon be over. The bombings raised fears of a renewed wave of attacks against vulnerable targets in urban centres, as troops from Nigeria, Niger, Chad and Cameroon make gains against the militants in rural areas. Jonathan’s visit to Baga, where hundreds of people, if not more, are feared to have been killed, came after his main election opponent, Muhammadu Buhari, accused him of a lack of leadership in the crisis. “I went… to visit communities devastated by the excesses of Boko Haram,” he said.

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