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Boko Haram Kills Government Officials in Nigeria

ICC Note:

Members of the Islamic militant group Boko Haram are suspected of killing two government officials in Nigeria.  One official was the attorney general of the state of Borno and the other was the head of the prison service in the state of Bauchi. Is this Boko Haram's response to Nigerian security killing two of its senior members earlier this week? It seems that Boko Haram is showing no signs of weakening.

9/18/2012 Nigeria (BBC News) - Suspected militants from the Islamist group Boko Haram have killed the attorney general of the north-eastern state of Borno, Nigerian officials say.

Zanna Malam Gana was shot dead in his house in the town of Bama on Monday night, they said.

Gunmen also shot dead Ibrahim Jarmam, the former head of the prison service in neighbouring Bauchi state.

No-one has claimed responsibility, but the deaths came amid reports of the killing of a senior Boko Haram member.

On Monday security forces said they killed a man believed to be the Boko Haram media spokesman who uses the alias Abu Qaqa.


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