Kano: The emir of Kano has led a prayer service asking for God to help end attacks by a radical Islamist sect across Nigeria`s north.
The ceremony by the senior Muslim religious official was held on Monday in the city of Kano, where more than 170 were killed in a series of coordinated attacks Friday by Boko Haram. The emir spoke only for one minute in a voice so soft those gathered inside the half-emptied mosque could barely hear.
Boko Haram means "Western education is sacrilege" in the Hausa language of Nigeria`s north.
The group has carried out increasingly sophisticated and bloody attacks in its campaign to implement strict Shariah law and avenge the deaths of Muslims in communal violence across Nigeria.