22 January 2012
Medical sources say co-ordinated bombings and gunfire in country
's second-largest city left at least 178 people dead.
The death toll from co-ordinated bombings and gunfire in the northern Nigerian city of
has risen to at least 178, medical sources said, making this the deadliest attack claimed by the radical Islamist group Boko Haram. Kano
Gunfire continued to echo through some areas of
on Saturday, despite a strict curfew imposed on Friday night which will remain in place until further notice, local officials said. Kano
A senior doctor in
Kano 's Murtala Mohammed hospital, citing records from his own and the other main , said: "We have 178 people killed in the two main hospitals. hospital of Nasarawa
"There could be more, because some bodies have not yet come in and others were collected early."
Meanwhile, two churches in the northern city of
were attacked early on Sunday morning, police said. There was no immediate confirmation of the number of people killed or hurt in those explosions. Bauchi