Red Cross: More Than 100 Dead in Nigeria Attacks

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) -- An official with the Nigerian Red Cross says the death toll from a series of attacks carried out by a radical Muslim sect in northeast Nigeria has risen to more than 100.

Red Cross official Ibrahim Bulama told The Associated Press on
Sunday that he expects the number to rise.

A radical Muslim sect known locally as Boko Haram claimed responsibility for the attacks, which included suicide bombings and

Offiicials in Damaturu, the capital of Yobe state, say gunmen attacked at least five churches, leaving them in rubble.

Boko Haram wants strict implementation of Islamic law across Nigeria, a nation of more than 160 million split largely between a
Christian south and Muslim north.

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