The Islamist sect Boko Haram has claimed responsibility for a series of coordinated bomb attacks targeting security forces in Nigeria’s northern city of Kano on Friday, which left at least seven people dead.
REUTERS - The Islamist sect Boko Haram has claimed responsibility for coordinated bomb attacks on security forces in the north Nigerian city of Kano that killed seven people late on Friday.
The sect behind the bombings
Kano, like other cities in the north, has been plagued by an insurgency led by Boko Haram, which is blamed for scores of bombings and shootings, aimed mainly at government targets, that are growing in scale and sophistication.
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The main suspect in that attack, Kabiru Sokoto, escaped from police custody within 24 hours of his arrest, and police have offered a 50 million naira ($309,600) reward for information leading to his recapture.
Date created : 2012-01-21