Explosion kills police officer in northern Nigeria

A police officer was killed and many others injured when a bomb explosion on Friday rocked northern Nigerian town of Maiduguri.

Updated: Apr 22, 2011, 19:00 PM IST

Abuja: A police officer was killed and
many others injured when a bomb explosion on Friday rocked
northern Nigerian town of Maiduguri.

"The bomb blast occurred around 9:30pm (local time)
and killed an inspector and injured many others, who are
currently receiving treatment at a hospital," said Mike
Zuokumor, the police head in Borno state.

The explosion took place a day after an Islamic
cleric was killed allegedly by a radical Islamic sect, Boko
Haram in the same town.

Boko Haram, a sect which preaches against western
education was identified as the perpetrators of the act which
comes just as the oil-rich African country witnessed bloody
post-election riots that left not less than 150 people killed.

PTI