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Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari said on Monday he had approved the release of three billion naira (USD 8.3 million, 7.1 million euros) to buy medical and relief materials.
Scores of fighters attacked the base in Damasak, in the far north of Borno state, on Wednesday evening, firing heavy artillery in an apparent bid to overrun it.
There was no immediate confirmation of the death toll after the blast at the plant in the state capital Lafia but dozens of people were also said to have suffered burns.
Nigerien and US officials told the newspaper that Central Intelligence Agency operatives have been flying surveillance drones from a small airport in the town of Dirkou.
Local officials and security sources said scores of fighters believed to be loyal to a Boko Haram faction backed by the Islamic State group overran troops in Gudumbali.
In June, herders were blamed for attacks on 11 villages in Barakin Ladi which killed more than 200 people from farming communities.
The attackers stormed Lopandet Dwei Du area of the city and unleashed terror by shooting indiscriminately at the residents, said police spokesman Terna Tyopev.
Search operations are still ongoing and more bodies are likely to be recovered. Another military source confirmed the new death toll. So far (the) bodies of 48 troops have been recovered.
The accused were residing in a rented house in Avalahalli near KR Puram.
FIFA said it had received confirmation that its recognised leadership team under Amaju Pinnick had been 'given back effective control of the NFF and its offices'.
The attacks on civilians come after the Islamists have launched a series of assaults against Nigerian troops, putting pressure on President Muhammadu Buhari's government.
He won the 2016-17 Premier League title with Chelsea but has not started a match under new manager Maurizio Sarri this season.
Nigeria will face the wrath of FIFA unless "the Nigeria Football Federation offices are not handed back to the legitimate NFF executive committee.
The passengers were heading to Garin Kare village on the other side of the river to check on their homes, which they deserted following deadly raids last month by suspected cattle thieves.
Salisu Yusuf's expose has led to the resignation of the head of the Ghana Football Association, Kwesi Nyantakyi, after he was accused of soliciting bribes and kickbacks.