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Bombs kill 29 as Nigerian leader warns US refusal to sell arms hampering war on Boko Haram

  • FILE- In this Monday, July 20, 2015 file photo, President Barack Obama, right, meets with Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari, in the Oval Office of the White House, in Washington.  Bomb blasts at two bustling bus stations killed 29 people and wounded 105, officials said Thursday, July 23, 2015, after Nigeria’s new president warned that the U.S. refusal to sell his country strategic weapons is “aiding and abetting” Boko Haram. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci file)

    FILE- In this Monday, July 20, 2015 file photo, President Barack Obama, right, meets with Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari, in the Oval Office of the White House, in Washington. Bomb blasts at two bustling bus stations killed 29 people and wounded 105, officials said Thursday, July 23, 2015, after Nigeria’s new president warned that the U.S. refusal to sell his country strategic weapons is “aiding and abetting” Boko Haram. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci file)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - In this Friday, May 29, 2015 file photo, Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari salutes his supporters during his Inauguration in Abuja, Nigeria. Bomb blasts at two bustling bus stations killed 29 people and wounded 105, officials said Thursday, July 23, 2015 after Nigeria’s new president warned that U.S. refusal to sell his country strategic weapons is “aiding and abetting” Boko Haram. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba, File)

    FILE - In this Friday, May 29, 2015 file photo, Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari salutes his supporters during his Inauguration in Abuja, Nigeria. Bomb blasts at two bustling bus stations killed 29 people and wounded 105, officials said Thursday, July 23, 2015 after Nigeria’s new president warned that U.S. refusal to sell his country strategic weapons is “aiding and abetting” Boko Haram. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba, File)  (The Associated Press)

Nigerian officials say bomb blasts in two bustling bus stations have killed 29 people and wounded 105 in the northeast.

National Emergency Management Agency spokesman Sani Datti said at least 29 people died in Wednesday night's explosions in Gombe. The agency called for urgent blood donations to treat the injured.

The latest in a series of deadly attacks by Islamic extremists comes as the West African nation's new president warned that the U.S. refusal to sell strategic weapons is hampering Nigeria's fight against Boko Haram.

President Muhammadu Buhari while in Washington urged the U.S. president and congress to be more flexible about a law prohibiting weapons sales to countries whose soldiers are accused of gross human rights violations.

Buhari said the Leahy Law is aiding Boko Haram in its crimes.