Body count grows after shoot-out in Nigeria
20 September 2013, 22:35
Abuja - A shoot-out in Nigeria's capital between security
forces and suspected Boko Haram Islamist gunmen early on Friday killed at least
seven people, a doctor said at the hospital where the bodies were brought in.
Nigeria's secret service said Nigerian forces and Boko
Haram clashed near the Apo residential compound for lawmakers in Abuja, the
first clash involving Islamist militants in the capital this year.
The doctor, who declined to be named because he was not
authorised to speak to the media, was in a morgue near the compound, where a
Reuters reporter saw a police truck stacked with bodies.