A bloody massacre of Kano Nigeria

A bloody massacre of Kano Nigeria

Kano : Nigeria | Jan 21, 2012 at 11:58 AM PST
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A Systematic Attack

More than 162 people in bombings and clashes between gunmen and security forces yesterday in Kano, northern Nigeria one of the few cities that survived a bit of a wave of violence that swept the country in recent years, and which authorities blamed on the movement of Boko Haram.

The sources said security for the bombings targeted the headquarters of security and gun battles between insurgents and police in the city in which he declared a curfew.

Rocked by a big explosion about twenty of the city, one of which was the result of a suicide car bomber tried to escape before the explosion of bombs, and shot dead by police, according to security sources.

The reporter told the French news eightieth the body in the morgue of the main hospital in Kano, many with signs of gunshot wounds.

Boko Haram

The main newspaper in Kano that someone claiming to represent Boko Haram claimed responsibility for the attacks, which were considered in response to the authorities' refusal to release some detainees organization.

Many of the dead were civilians carried their bodies the effects shots (French)

Kano has been excluded - one of the largest cities in Nigeria - the state of emergency declared by President Goodluck Jonathan end of the year in four states hit by violence, force, in the wake of a bloody Christmas, attributed Boko Haram.

A key architect of the attacks, Holiday Birth to escape, the inability of the security system in Nigeria to contain the violence effectively.

Touching many of the attacks and the headquarters of Christian symbols, making the representatives of the people of this religion warn that they may have to defend themselves.

But the attacks also touched a wide range of goals, including Islamic schools.

Often accused of involvement in the Boko Haram most of the sectarian attacks that have occurred in recent years, but it was unclear precisely after the responsibility for the recent violence.

And Boko Haram - whose name means "Western education is haram" - a mysterious organization is concentrated in the north of Nigeria back in 2003, and emerged more than in 2009 when he entered into bloody clashes with the security forces killed about eight hundred people, including the group's leader.

Nigeria is divided into Muslim north and Christian south is concentrated where most of the oil wealth, but the sons of the two religions overlap significantly, especially in the center of the country.

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Two alleged Boko Haram members appear in a  video released by the sect
Two alleged Boko Haram members appear in a video released by the sect
Abdel Fattah Hussein is based in Cairo, Kairo, Egypt, and is a Reporter on Allvoices.
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