People look at the body of an unidentified immigration officer after an explosion near the immigration office in Nigeria’s northern city of Kano January 20, 2012. At least six people were killed in a string of bomb blasts on Friday in Nigeria’s second city Kano and the authorities imposed a curfew across the city, which has been plagued by an insurgency led by the Islamist sect Boko Haram. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the apparently coordinated attacks. (REUTERS/Stringer)

The terrorists targeted police station and the immigration offices.

Boko Haram Islamists murdered at least 80 people in Nigeria’s second-largest city of Kano.
Gulf Today reported, via ROP:

At least 80 bodies were piled in a morgue in Nigeria’s second-largest city of Kano on Saturday after coordinated bomb attacks and shootouts the previous night, an AFP correspondent reported.

The journalist was able to count at least 80 corpses in the morgue at Kano’s main hospital, many with gunshot wounds, and the toll was expected to be higher.

Around 100 people waited outside the morgue to collect the bodies of relatives.

Coordinated bomb attacks targeting security forces and gun battles on Friday evening spread chaos in Kano, the largest city in Nigeria’s mainly Muslim north, with bodies littering the streets on Saturday.

The main newspaper in Nigeria’s north said that a purported spokesman for Islamist group Boko Haram had claimed responsibility for the violence, saying it was in response to authorities’ refusal to release their members from custody.

The attacks prompted the government to announce a dusk-to-dawn curfew in the city of more than 10 million people. Kano, like other cities in the north, has been plagued by an insurgency led by Boko Haram, which is blamed for scores of bombings and shootings, aimed mainly at government targets, that are growing in scale and sophistication.

A spokesman for Boko Haram contacted reporters in the northeast city of Maiduguri, where the sect is based, to claim responsibility for the attacks. Copies of a letter were also dropped around Kano, which appeared to be from the group.

 

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  1. I’m sure this just can’t be true, since Islam is a peaceful religion.

    (Sarc on *clap clap* Sarc off)

  2. Update: Hospital official says at least 143 people killed in coordinated sect attacks in north Nigeria – @AP

  3. Oil-rich Nigeria is gripped by an escalating uprising by Islamist militants that has triggered massacres of Christians, including a Christmas Day suicide bombing blitz, which the federal government seems unable to contain.

    Amid deepening suspicions the Islamists are aided by al-Qaida’s North African wing, which has been extending its operations southward of late, there are fears the bloodletting could plunge Africa’s most populous state into a sectarian civil war.

    Nigeria is a major oil producer that provides 8 percent of U.S. crude imports and there are signs that Washington is growing concerned about the swelling crisis there.

    In October, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton vowed to take action against the main Nigerian Islamist group, Boko Haram, which until a few months ago was widely seen as a northeastern Nigerian sect primarily concerned with domestic issues.

    But as the group, whose name translates as “Western education is a sin,” has escalated its religious war from drive-by shootings and killing Christians to more sophisticated operations and suicide bombings, it has evolved into a serious threat to Nigeria’s stability.

    Formed in the 1990s, the group demanded Islamic Sharia law to be introduced into northern Nigeria, which is predominantly Muslim. But in recent years it has repeatedly clashed with Nigeria’s Christians in the central region where the two religions collide.

    Nigeria’s population of 150 million is roughly split evenly between the two faiths.

    But the country’s oil wealth is in the Christian-dominated south and little has reached the long-neglected north, which has fanned regional resentment.

    Boko Haram’s growing expertise in terrorist attacks, in which hundreds of people have been killed, has deepened suspicions it has developed links with al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb, the jihadists’ North African arm.

    Read more: http://www.upi.com/Top_News/Special/2012/01/09/Boko-Haram-and-US-plans-in-Africa/UPI-88391326129046/#ixzz1k6y9db2P

  4. On Oct. 14, U.S. President Barack Obama said he was sending another 100 U.S. troops to Uganda in East Africa, which recently found a major oil field in the Lake Albert basin containing an estimated 2.5 billion barrels.

    Uganda is strategically positioned to be an export hub for the region’s expanding oil wealth, as well as other mineral resources.

    Obama said the deployment was to help Uganda strongman Yoweri Museveni crush a long-running insurgency by the cult-like Lord’s Resistance Army led by a religious crackpot and international fugitive named Joseph Kony.

    But the now much-diminished LRA has never posed a threat to the United States.

    It may well be that Obama is rewarding Uganda for aiding the U.S.-backed Transitional Federal Government in neighboring Somalia fight the al-Shabaab Islamist group linked to al-Qaida.

    Uganda could be a valuable jump-off point for U.S. forces to intervene in other potential trouble spots in East and Central Africa, where China is making major economic inroads, should that be deemed necessary.

    Read more: http://www.upi.com/Top_News/Special/2012/01/09/Boko-Haram-and-US-plans-in-Africa/UPI-88391326129046/#ixzz1k6ye7E2J

  5. Muslims are committing genocide in Africa and in the middle East, they are killing Christians and Jews where ever they can. Yet the left keeps insisting there is “Islamophobia” when a Muslim is offended when he sees a signs for a pork sandwich outside a deli.

    Absolutely mind-boggling….

  6. One reason Israel as a whole will be okay. They (Islamist) will kill each other before they get a unified front and no one sect can grow big enough to do it. There will always be desertion in the ranks somewhere and they they make an example of them. Even minor transgressions will get one killed by your own once all real infidels, apostates or not real enough Muslims around are already dead.

  7. Where’s Hillary and Obama on this one?

    Boko Haram, whose name means “Western education is sacrilege” in the local Hausa language, is responsible for at least 510 killings last year alone, according to an AP count. So far this year, the group has been blamed for at least 219 killings, according to an AP count.

    Friday’s attacks also could cause more unrest, as violence in Kano has set off attacks throughout the north in the past, including postelection violence in April that saw 800 people killed. Kano, an ancient city, remains important in the history of Islam in Nigeria and has important religious figures there today.

    http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-202_162-57363329/at-least-143-killed-in-nigerian-sect-attacks/

  8. ++

    if an Obama win has anything to say about..

    it’s coming to a theater near our childrens future..

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  9. The reason why this will stop is because those behind the attack are above law

  10. NO ONE CARES

    IF THEY CANNOT BLAME JEWS OR CHRISTIANS FOR ANY SLAUGHTER

    NO ONE CARES

  11. according to american tass to fear this is islamophobia. american tass lies.





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