File - Joint Military Task Force (JTF) patrolling the streets of the restive northeastern Nigerian town of Maiduguri, Borno State, April 30, 2013. (AFP PHOTO/PIUS UTOMI EKPEI)
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A car bomb killed at least 29 people on Tuesday in Nigeria's northeastern city of Maiduguri, the epicentre of an Islamist revolt, witnesses said.The attack will be a setback for President Goodluck Jonathan's military crackdown, which had temporarily succeeded in pushing Boko Haram's assaults into rural areas.Boko Haram gunmen stormed the air force base and military barracks around Maiduguri's airport on Dec. 2, ending six months of relative calm in the city. Another witness, Baba Shiek, said he counted 30 bodies.Military Spokesman Muhammad Dole said in a statement soldiers had arrested one person suspected of being behind what he called "heinous and dastardly acts". A Boko Haram suicide attack on the United Nations building in 2011 in the capital Abuja killed at least 25 people.
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