Suspected Boko Haram gunmen killed at least 32 people in three separate attacks in northeast Nigeria, including at a Christian theological college, a local government official and residents said on Thursday.
Suicide car bombers attacked the offices of a Nigerian subsidiary of Indian telecom major Bharti Airtel in the volatile city of Kano besides that of South African firm MTN, killing at least four.
Boko Haram wants to install an Islamic caliphate in northern Nigeria though the region has a large number of Christians who are in the minority.
A radical Islamist sect that has attacked mosques, churches, schools and government buildings at will in Nigeria appears to have added a new target for its violence: mobile phone towers.
The deaths continue a spate of attacks by the sect known as Boko Haram and reprisals by security officials.
Islamic fundamentalist group Boko Haram has claimed responsibility for such attacks in the past.
Separate attacks in northeast Nigeria targeting a village and a wedding party killed at least eight people in a region that remains under near-daily assault by a radical Islamist sect.
The United States warned its citizens in Nigeria on Wednesday that Islamist militant group Boko Haram might be planning attacks on the capital Abuja.
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