January 30th, 2012
05:24 AM ET

Militants hit police station in Nigeria's north

Militants launched a fresh attack Monday in Nigeria's second largest city, Kano, which is already reeling from a series of bombings and shootings that killed more than 200 people earlier this month.

A police station in Mandawari was attacked at 6 a.m., just after the dusk-to-dawn curfew was lifted, police said. No one was hurt.

Hours earlier, gunmen on motorbikes hit a police station in Naibowa, killing two people. The Sunday evening attack lasted about 40 minutes, said Sani Abdu, a resident who lives close to the station.

No one immediately claimed responsibility, but suspicion fell on the militant group Boko Haram, which has carried out multiple bombings and shootings across the north in recent days.

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  1. Bill

    Gee Whiz, don't tell me it's more violence somewhere in the world...who could be responsible??? Don't tell me it'e those Muslim extremists again...yup! Ho Hum. They love this stuff so what's new.

    January 30, 2012 at 8:28 am | Report abuse |
  2. Philip

    The violence in Nigeria has been reported over and over, with each report excluding vital information such as what could be upsetting these people. Imagine our government allowing our precious natural resources to be exported to Nigeria as our own children starve. Any faather of a starved child would be very upset and more inclined to violent acts against anything having to do with our resources going elsewhere. Is this so harrd to understand? African citizens starve as their oil and diamonds, etc. are shipped to countries with obesity epidemics. Nigeria is the 11th largest exporter of oil on earth. They should be flush with cash, not starved and rebellious.

    January 30, 2012 at 10:01 am | Report abuse |
  3. Africa Starves

    Africa starves as her precious natural resources are exported to foreign nations, some of which "suffer" from nationwide obesity that has even spread to their own children. Imagine being an African youth wathcin an "American" TV commercial advertising a pill that allows you to eat all you want and still shed pounds. Or a liposuction, or a lap band commercial. This is called adding insult to injury. We raype Africa, and then rub it in her nose. For Africa to stabilize, the raypeing must end. Neither a repeatadly rayped woman nor boy are what you would call "stable". Ditto rayped nations.

    January 30, 2012 at 10:18 am | Report abuse |
  4. Golden Rule

    Treat other nations a you would have them treat you. (preempive war strategies initiated by fmr. pres. Bush and adopted by pres. Obama are the exact opposit of the christian golden rule, treat others as you would like to be treated. Interestingly, Bush(s) and Obama claim to be upstanding christian men who follow Christ's golden rule. Would you follow a man who says one thing and does another? Probably do.

    January 30, 2012 at 10:27 am | Report abuse |
  5. Way back when, and now.

    Way back when christian European slavetraders and muslim Arabian slavemasters bribed tribal leaders, Africa's most precious and vital natural resurces were human beings, aka potential slaves.. Now, corporations like Halliburton bribe African leaders who allow access to Africa's huge oil reserves. Africa needs leaders who have the courage to turn-down foreigners who desire Africa's resources, and couldn't care less how many suffer or die as long as they get what they want. (unless citizens rebel too much. Then the troops get sent in to protect business ventures from losing money, aka Military Indistrial Complex, corporate fascism) Does this sit right with you?

    January 30, 2012 at 10:48 am | Report abuse |