A policeman stands near damaged vehicles in Sabon Gari, Kano May 19, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer
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Two car bombs exploded at a bustling bus terminal and market in Nigeria's central city of Jos on Tuesday, and witnesses said dozens of people were killed.Boko Haram has claimed other recent bomb attacks.Boko Haram wants to turn Nigeria into an Islamic state under Shariah law. Half of Nigeria's population of 170 million is Christian, as is most of the population of Jos. On Christmas Eve in 2010, bombs allegedly planted by Boko Haram exploded in Jos, killing as many as 80 people. Meanwhile, more than 300 people have been killed in assaults on towns and villages in recent weeks, and the extremists also are blamed for an attack on a Chinese camp in neighboring Cameroon last week in which one Cameroonian soldier was killed and 10 Chinese workers abducted. The Senate on Tuesday voted to extend the emergency for another six months but only if Jonathan devotes more money to the military campaign and to better arming demoralized soldiers who say Boko Haram is better equipped A letter with the conditions was sent to the president.
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