KADUNA=- Suspected Islamist militants shot or hacked to death 11 people
on Saturday in a northeast Nigerian village, including at a deputy
governor's house, police said.
Police spokesman for Adamawa state
Mohammed Ibrahim said a further six people were wounded in the attack
on Madube village, where Adamawa's deputy governor Bala Ngilari has a
residence. The deputy governor himself was not harmed, he said.
Haram, an Islamist group fighting to create an Islamic state in
religiously mixed Nigeria, has killed thousands in gun and bomb attacks
since launching an uprising in 2009, human rights groups say.
militant sect and other violent Islamist groups and associated criminal
gangs have become the main security threat to Africa's leading energy
producer, as militancy in the southeastern oil producing Niger Delta has