Suspected Islamists kill 11 in Nigeria raid

By REUTERS
April 7, 2013 05:29

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.

Boko 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.

The 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 waned.


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