21 June 2011
Nigeria police: 8 killed in sect-style killings | The Associated ...
Gunmen in northern Nigeria have killed eight people in attacks that resembled previous strikes by a feared Muslim sect, police said Tuesday, though authorities said copycats may have been responsible for most of the killings.
Monday's attacks in Nigeria's restive north followed a threat last week by the radical Boko Haram sect that it would escalate attacks in the region.
The sect is responsible for a string of killings which have targeted security officers, community leaders and clerics in Nigeria's northeast. Most of their attacks have occurred in the city of Maiduguri. Last week, the group expanded its reach with a suicide bombing on police headquarters in the capital of Abuja.