Muslim sect kills cleric in northeast Nigeria

Another prominent cleric shot dead by the radical Muslim sect operating in the northeast.

Maiduguri: Authorities in Nigeria says the radical Muslim sect operating in the northeast shot dead another prominent cleric from the region terrifying area, the latest in a string of targeted assassinations.

As per the police reports a 65-year-old Liman Bana died Friday night after sustaining gunshot wounds, while walking home from conducting prayers at the main mosque in Ngala, a Nigerian border town with Chad.

Borno state police spokesman, Abubakar Kabiru said on Saturday the gunmen rode away on a motorcycle and sped across the border after the attack.
Kabiru blamed the attack on a group known locally as Boko Haram, which means "Western education is sacrilege" in the local Hausa language. The group has been responsible for a rash of killings in the area over the last year.

Bureau Report

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