13 Killed In Attacks In Northeast Nigeria


Salon Staff
January 7, 2012 3:45PM (UTC)

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Police say violence in two states in northeast Nigeria has killed 13 people amid a wave of attacks by a radical Muslim sect.

Police said Saturday the attacks occurred in Adamawa and Yobe states on Friday night.

In Adamawa, officials say gunmen suspected to belong to a radical sect known as Boko Haram killed eight worshippers at a church. In Yobe, a gun battle between the sect and police killed at least two people.

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The attacks come after 20 Christians died during a town hall meeting in rural Adamawa state.

Authorities blamed the attacks on Boko Haram, a radical sect that wants to implement strict Shariah law across Nigeria, a multiethnic nation of more than 160 million people.


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