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A suicide bomber killed three civilians in a failed attempt to target a vehicle belonging to the Joint Task Force in Maiduguri. An Islamic scholar called on the national assembly to legalize sharia law.
Twenty Boko Haram fighters and a soldier were killed yesterday during a raid in Maiduguri. Police killed two Boko Haram fighters in a raid in Damaturu. A security guard was killed in a shooting outside of a church in Gombe.
The US offered to help Nigeria establish an "intelligence fusion cell" to monitor information from various governmental agencies, coordinate counterterrorism efforts, and serve as a contact for foreign intelligence services. The Christian Association of Nigeria complained that the US State Department has distorted and misrepresented facts about the gravity of the Islamist threat in the country.
Suspected Boko Haram militants fired at a police patrol van near a mosque in Okene, killing two policemen. One gunman was killed in the clash. Gunmen killed 19 worshipers at a church in Okene yesterday.
A suspected Boko Haram attack on a church near Okene in southern Nigeria left 19 dead, including the pastor, and wounded many others. Gunmen with Kalashnikovs stormed the church and shot worshipers, many of whom tried to flee into the bush. Most Boko Haram attacks so far have taken place in the northern part of the country.
A suicide bomber killed five soldiers in an attack in Damaturu. Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau labeled US President Obama a "global terrorist" and called on Nigerian President Goodluck to "repent."
A Boko Haram suicide bomber wounded several people in a failed attack outside of a mosque in Potiskum. The target of the attack was the senior traditional leader of Muslims in Yobe state.
"Gunmen" opened fire on Vice President Namadi Sambo's home in Zaria in Kaduna state. A civilian was killed as police and the attackers fought outside the home.
Two Boko Haram fighters were killed after attacking a Joint Task Force vehicle in Maiduguri. Security forces detained 25 suspected Boko Haram members after the attack.
Boko Haram fighters killed four people, including two policemen, during an attack on a police station in Gubio. the police station and a local government office were burned down during the attack.
Suspected Boko Haram fighters in Maiduguri attacked a government office, a police station, and a factory. Two Indians at the factory were killed, and one more was wounded. Another civilian and at least two policemen were also killed in the attacks.