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.

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February 23, 2012 07:21 AM EST

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