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January 22, 2012 12:00 pm

Nigeria Rocked As Islamists Kill 178

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Nigerian President Jonathan Goodluck. Photo: wiki commons.

LA Times – A militant Islamic group whose almost daily attacks have put Nigerians on edge left the country stunned Saturday after a well-coordinated strike with disturbing echoes of Al Qaeda’s brand of mayhem.

More than 150 people were killed in the Friday evening carnage in the northern city of Kano. The group Boko Haram claimed responsibility for the attacks, whose targets included the secret service headquarters, an immigration office and a passport office.

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