10 killed in Nigeria church, market attack
06 May 2013, 09:28
Yola - Police say at least 10 people have been killed in an
attack in northeast Nigeria that targeted a church and a local market.
The attack occurred on Sunday in Njilan, a village in
Adamawa state police spokesperson Muhammad Ibrahim said that
six people had been killed in the market, while another four were killed around
the church. Ibrahim could not immediately offer a motive for the attack, nor
could he say whether police had any suspects in the violence.
Northeast Nigeria has faced increasingly bloody attacks by
Islamic extremists since 2010. While the government has deployed more soldiers
and police in the region, the attacks by the extremist network Boko Haram,
splinter groups and others continue.
- Sapa - AP