Boko Haram, the Nigerian Islamist militant group, stormed the home of Carmeroon's vice prime minister, killed three and kidnapped two people. The group has stepped up cross-border attacks into Cameroon in recent weeks.
At least 39 other people were killed in the two blasts, said State Police Commissioner Umar Usman Shehu. The death toll is expected to rise, as witnesses at both bomb sites said dozens of people were killed in each of the blasts.
Hundreds of Africans who traveled to Brazil on tourist visas during the World Cup have since requested political asylum. Brazil has long been an attractive destination country for immigrants, and is known for requiring little paperwork.
Parents of kidnapped girls snubbed a long-anticipated meeting with President Jonathan. Meanwhile, a Boko Haram militant, Ababukar Shekau releases a video that taunts hashtag group Bring Back Our Girls.