An explosion overnight in a brothel in the northeastern Nigerian city of Bauchi killed 10 people, police said on Saturday, while 14 others were wounded.
There has been no immediate claim of responsibility for the late Friday blast on the outskirts of the city of Bauchi.
The French news agency says the building was "widely known as a brothel," making it a likely target of the Boko Haram Islamist militants who focus their violence on places they deem sinful, including bars, churches, and schools teaching a Western curriculum.
The militants have received unprecedented international attention in recent months following their abduction of more than 200 teenage girls from the town of Chibok.
The gruesome mass abduction has drawn condemnation form governments and prominent people worldwide and offers of military help from major world powers to boost Nigeria\’s counter-insurgency effort