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Four dead, churches burned in north Nigeria attack

Last Updated: Monday, November 28, 2011 - 12:28

Maiduguri: Witnesses and authorities say at least four people died in an apparent attack on a northeast Nigeria city that saw churches and businesses burned to the ground.

The attack happened on Saturday night in the city of Geidam in Nigeria`s Yobe state, which sits near the country`s arid border with Niger.

Witnesses say attackers blew up a local police station and attacked a bank, as well as set fire to businesses and at least eight churches.

The attacks come after a November 04 attack in the state capital claimed by the radical Muslim sect known as Boko Haram that killed more than 100 people.

Meanwhile, police blamed the sect for two killings on Sunday morning in neighbouring Borno state.

Bureau Report

First Published: Monday, November 28, 2011 - 12:28

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