Saturday, June 4, 2011

Nigeria attacks claimed by Islamist sect Boko Haram

BBC News
1 June 2011

There were three blasts at the Mamy market in the army barracks in Bauchi on Sunday
Nigerian Islamist group Boko Haram has told the BBC it carried out the series of bombings after President Goodluck Jonathan's inauguration on Sunday.

The worst incident was at an army barracks in the northern city of Bauchi in which at least 14 people died.

A sect spokesman said it was also responsible for killing the brother of the Shehu of Borno, one of Nigeria's most important Islamic leaders.

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