January 25th, 2012
12:08 PM ET

Nigeria's inspector general of police fired amid spate of attacks

The inspector general of police in Nigeria, Hafiz Abubakar Ringim, has been fired, aides to the Nigerian president said Wednesday.

His firing comes amid a wave of violence linked to the Islamist militant group Boko Haram. The violence includes Friday's bombings and shootings that left more than 200 people dead in Kano, Nigeria's second-largest city.

The group has been blamed for months of widespread bloodshed, with churches and police stations among the targets. Depending on the faction, Boko Haram's ambitions range from the stricter enforcement of their interpretation of Islamic Sharia law to the total destruction of the government.

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  1. I see some one is about to have a


    January 25, 2012 at 7:12 pm | Report abuse |
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  2. Catherine Cathy

    Let's all vote Republican again. Kick the elderly off social security, lay waste to Medicare, Medicaid and food stamps while record unemployment still exists, this sounds great. I guess the under-taxed JOB CREATORS are getting a spray tan with Boehner because they haven't come through yet. I like the idea of giving the rich a bigger tax break than the poor or middle class, sounds FAIR to me, just don't call it redistribution of wealth, even though it blatantly IS when the tax laws are skewed in favor of the wealthy. I want a second mistress for a first lady from the party of FAMILY VALUES. I like it when you call the Social Security fund that the country's workers funded and REPUBLICANS raided a handout. I guess it wasn't a HANDOUT when YOU spent it on something besides the retirement benefits it was intended for? Bailing out wall street after they funded phony mortgages wasn't a HANDOUT from the taxpayers either was it? Yeah, I am all rarin' to go vote Republican. Sorry, the smokescreen has lifted and your spray tan is running. Your own party members can't even agree on their own votes, fail. You can't hide behind the religion issue either as your corruption has made than impossible your REAL platform is wealth worship all others be damned.

    January 25, 2012 at 10:34 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Faniyi Taiwo

    So, what is next?

    January 25, 2012 at 11:58 pm | Report abuse |
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