Sunday, June 19, 2011

Boko Haram Warns of More Attacks after Blast at Police Hq

This Day
17 June 2011

By Nduka Nwosu, Yemi Akinsuyi, Paul Obi in Abuja, Michael Olugbode in Maiduguri and Paul Ohia in Lagos

The first case of suicide bombing was reported by the police Thursday as the Inspector General of the Police Hafiz Ringim narrowly escaped what could have been an attack on him at Force Headquarters in Abuja.

Boko Haram, the religious fundamentalist group, promptly claimed responsibility for the blast, saying it now has in its fold freshly trained men who just retained in war-torn Somalia and have now been positioned all over the North to attack government offices.

In Borno State, four children were killed in yet another bomb attacked linked to Boko Haram.

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