The explosion was allegedly staged by militants of the radical Islamist group Boko Haram.
Recently, the situation in Nigeria has seriously deteriorated. Thus, June 20, more than a hundred women and children sank attempting to run away from the sectarian violence in the Muslim village of Dampar (Taraba State) in the east of the country. A clash between the Muslims and Christians occurred in the locality, and part of its population attempted to hide from the violence by crossing a river on a small ship.
During the crossing, the ferryman was shot dead from the shore, the ship lost control and tipped over.