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25 killed in attacks in northern Nigeria: security sources

KANO, Nigeria (AFP) – At least 25 people were killed Sunday when suspected Islamists threw a bomb and fired on a beer garden in the northern Nigerian city of Maiduguri, security officers and witnesses said. Two attackers on motorcycles, suspected of being members of the radical Islamist sect Boko Haram,…

Muslim cleric shot dead in northeastern Nigeria

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (Reuters) – Gunmen Sunday shot dead a Muslim cleric in northeastern Nigeria who was known for giving sermons condemning the actions of an Islamic sect responsible for a series of violent attacks in recent months. The cleric was killed outside a mosque in the remote northeastern city of Maiduguri when…