22 February 2012
The attacks raise fears that the radical Islamist sect is taking root in the northern city of
Resident Ali Garba, a 32-year-old bus driver, said he heard at least six explosions as he was preparing to head to the mosque for dawn prayers in a densely populated
After that, he said, he heard gunfire for about two hours. By the time he left his house, the military had cordoned his neighborhood to prepare for searches, forcing him back into his home.
The attack occurred during curfew hours, he said, likely reducing its impact.
There were no casualties and four suspects were arrested during searches, said military spokesman Lt. Ikedichi Iweha who declined to comment further.