Tuesday, 12 October 2010

Police station in Maiduguri hit by Boko Haram

A police station in the northern city of Maiduguri has been hit in an attack believed to have been organised by the Islamic militant group Boko Haram. Two policemen and a woman were injured in the attack. In the past two months almost 16 people have been killed in similar circumstances by the Islamic sect.

News of the latest attack comes shortly after the killing of an Islamic scholar who was believed to have been preaching against the sect. Local police say that the police station was hit by a home-made Molotov cocktail.

Clashes between Boko Haram and the police left hundreds dead in July 2009. In a bid to reduce the attacks Nigerian police deployed the army to Maiduguri and banned motorbikes at night, but Boko Haram activities are yet to be curtailed.

Source: BBC News

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