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Nigeria: 8 die as Islamic militants fight police

Nigeria: 8 die as Islamic militants fight police

Nigerian officials say Islamic militants armed with spears and arrows attacked police in northern Nigeria in a day of violence that left at least eight people dead.
Bauchi state official Mohammed Maigari says the violence began Monday in the northern Nigerian city when a group known as Kala Kato _ or Giants of the Living _ went on rampage to demand the release of its arrested leader.
Witnesses say several homes were torched during the fighting.
The Kala Kato leader had been arrested and questioned over the killings of several members of the Boko Haram Islamic sect. In July, fighting sparked by a Boko Haram attack on a police station in Bauchi city began a wave of violence that left more than 700 dead.


Updated : 2020-11-30 04:32 GMT+08:00