Sunday, July 26, 2009

Clash between security forces and radical Islamist group leave dozens dead in Nigeria

Earlier today an Islamist militant group attacked a police station in Bauchi, Nigeria. Nigerian national police spokesman Emmanuel Ojukwu released this statement:

"A group of fundamentalists this morning attacked a police station in Bauchi state," 

"They were armed with guns, bows and arrows and explosives. There were some casualties but I cannot say how many for now."

According to a report by AFP news agency, as many as 42 people were killed in the clash and dozens of people injured.

The situation was brought under control and members of the radical Islamist group were arrested according to police spokesman, Mohammed Barau.

The radical Islamist group is known as Boko Haram, members of the group are seeking to impose sharia law across Nigeria. A group member said they want to "clean the (Nigerian) system which is polluted by Western education and uphold sharia all over the country".


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