Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Nigeria Islamists kill state lawyer, ex-prison official

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria- Suspected members of
Boko Haram killed the attorney general of the state of Borno in
northeastern Nigeria overnight, authorities said on Tuesday, a
day after a security source said the military had killed the
Islamist sect's spokesman.

Unknown attackers on Monday also shot dead the former
controller general of prisons in the northern state of Bauchi,
police said.

Headquartered in Borno, Boko Haram models itself on the
Afghan Taliban and is fighting to create an Islamic state in
Nigeria's largely Muslim north. It has killed hundreds of people
in gun and bomb attacks.

Borno Attorney General Zanna Malam Gana was shot dead in his
home town of Bama, in Nigeria's remote northeast, on the
threshold of the Sahara Desert, the state's justice ministry.


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