4 dead in Nigeria attacks 2012-03-31 09:30

Date: 31-03-2012 7:09 pm (12 years ago) | Author: Rasta Bien
- at 31-03-2012 07:09 PM (12 years ago)
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Kano - Suspected members of Islamist group Boko Haram on Friday used bombs and gunfire to attack a police station and rob a bank in northeastern Nigeria, with four people feared dead, residents said.

Residents said the assailants were in two groups and attacked the two locations nearly simultaneously in the town of Askira Uba, south of the city of Maiduguri, which has been Boko Haram's base.

"The gunmen came in droves around 11:00 am and attacked the police station with guns and explosives, setting it on fire and killing a police officer and a civilian," one resident said.

"While they were attacking the police station, another group attacked a bank some distance away, killing two people and carting away money from the vault."

Another resident gave a similar account, saying the gunmen overwhelmed the police, who engaged the attackers in a shootout and were forced to withdraw from the station.

Police could not be reached for comment.

Boko Haram has carried out scores of such attacks, mainly in the north of Africa's most populous nation, as part of its increasingly deadly insurgency.

A bid to hold indirect talks between Boko Haram and the government in recent weeks to end the violence appears to have collapsed.

- SAPA

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- badnaija at 31-03-2012 07:10 PM (12 years ago)
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Thought they were fighting for their religion, have they also turned armed robbers? seriously these people do not know what they want in life. God bless Nigeria. Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked
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- purityjustice at 31-03-2012 07:24 PM (12 years ago)
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short of words
Posted: at 31-03-2012 07:24 PM (12 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- badnaija at 31-03-2012 07:26 PM (12 years ago)
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Quote from: purityjustice on 31-03-2012 07:24 PM
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my brother i don tired 4 dis mallam
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- purityjustice at 31-03-2012 07:36 PM (12 years ago)
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shey oga jonah say make we wait till june but i dey pray make those animal no finish 9j till then
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- Nwa-ebem at 31-03-2012 08:07 PM (12 years ago)
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This guys - boko haram have no clear cut objectives. They looked like bunch of social misfits, ex-touts, ex-thugs and graduates of almajiri school of militancy. Gush! Thier days are numbered, its time to surrender and embrace peace and unconditional dialog
Posted: at 31-03-2012 08:07 PM (12 years ago) | Newbie
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