Sunday, 3 July 2011

Nigeria 'militant' attacks leave 10 dead n Maiduguri

At least 10 people have been killed in a series of attacks blamed on Islamist militants in the north-eastern Nigerian city of Maiduguri, officials have said.
Military commander Gen Jack Nwaogbo said five people were killed when a bomb exploded on Sunday inside a bar frequented by soldiers and policemen.

Gunmen also shot dead four people late on Saturday and one person on Sunday.
Gen Nwaogbo blamed the killings on Boko Haram, which wants to establish an Islamic state in northern Nigeria.
The group has also been accused of carrying out an attack on another bar in the same city last Sunday, which left 25 people dead.

Sunday's bomb blast ripped through a bar at a "mamy market" attached to a police barracks in Wulari area of Maiduguri, said Gen Nwaogbo, the head of a joint police and military taskforce.
He said the attack was carried out around 1730 (1630 GMT).
Officials said at least five people were killed. Gen Nwaogbo told the journalists that eight had died, while another officer put the toll at 10.

This is surely not the way forward for an emerging economy in Africa, the President needs to act fast.

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