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Islamist attacks kill at least 74 in Nigeria's north

People look at the wreckage of a car on March 2, 2014 after two explosions killed at least 35 people in a crowded neighbourhood of Nigeria's restless northeastern city of MaiduguriAt least 74 people have been killed in three weekend attacks in Nigeria's restive northeast, the epicentre of the Boko Haram insurgency that has claimed thousands of lives since 2009, police and residents said Sunday. French President Francois Hollande, who paid a two-day visit to Nigeria last week, issued a statement condemning "the terrorist attacks with the greatest possible rigour".