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An assault on Christian worshipers at a university campus in Kano killed at least 15 people and wounded dozens more. The attackers, who arrived on motorbikes, are suspected to be members of the al Qaeda-linked Boko Haram. A second attack today, at a church in Maiduguri, killed five people, including a pastor.
The editor of ThisDay confirmed that a suicide bomber drove a jeep into the newspaper's office in Abuja, killing two people. There more people were killed in a bombing at the newspaper's office in Kaduna.
Five Boko Haram fighters died in a premature detonation as they attempted to plant a roadside bomb in Biu. The district is one of five in the north under a state of emergency.
The US said that Boko Haram is planning to conduct attacks in Abuja, "including against hotels frequently visited by Westerners." "Gunmen" killed a police inspector and a former customs official in Maiduguri.
Soldiers from the Joint Task Force killed one Boko Haram fighter and detained 13 others during raids in the northern city of Maiduguri. Troops also found IEDs and weapons.
Boko Haram fighters killed two people in a shooting in Maiduguri and wounded three more in an IED attack in Kano. Security forces arrested 50 foreign nationals from Niger, Chad, and Mali after Boko Haram threatened the government.
Boko Haram reportedly executed Mohammed Anwal Kontagora, its new spokesman. Kontagora, who assumed the name of Abu Qaqa, is said to had been killed for plans to defect.
"Gunmen" killed two people near a soccer match in Potiskum just days after Boko Haram warned people not to attend such events. The spokesman for the Niger Delta Liberation Force said it would "resist violently" any attempt by Boko Haram to assassinate President Goodluck.
Boko Haram killed more than 20 people and wounded dozens more in several bombings outside of a church in Kaduna on Easter day. A suicide bomber appears to have been deployed as part of the attack.