Explosion kills police officer in northern Nigeria
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Last Updated: Friday, April 22, 2011, 19:00
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.


First Published: Friday, April 22, 2011, 19:00

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