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Nigerian Lecturer, Official Gunned Down by Militants, Police Say

September 04, 2012

Suspected Islamist militants killed a university lecturer and a local government secretary in the northeastern city of Maiduguri yesterday, police said.

Suspected members of the Boko Haram group shot the two men dead in the capital of Borno state, Abdullahi Yuguda, the state police chief, told reporters today at the scene of the incident.

Boko Haram, which says it is campaigning to establish an Islamic state in Africa’s top oil producer, has carried out bomb and gun attacks targeting government buildings, security forces and churches in the mainly Muslim north and Abuja, the capital, in the past two years.

To contact the reporter on this story: Gbenga Akingbule in Maiduguri at gakingbule@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Nasreen Seria at nseria@bloomberg.net


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