2 police officers killed in north Nigeria city – Austin American

| February 23, 2012

The Associated Press

— Authorities say two police officers have been killed and two others wounded in an attack in a northern Nigeria city.

The attack happened Thursday morning in Kano, a city of 9 million people in Nigeria’s Muslim north. Police said in a statement that gunmen riding on motorcycles shot at a group of officers patrolling a street on foot.

The shooting comes after at least 185 people died in Kano last month in a coordinated assault by the radical Islamist sect known as Boko Haram. Boko Haram is waging an increasingly violent campaign against Nigeria’s weak central government across its north.


February 23, 2012 07:21 AM EST

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