US Warns of Potential Boko Haram Attack in Nigeria
According to the information obtained by the United States, the Islamic radical group is planning attacks in the Nigeria’s capital of Abuja. Churches are among the common targest of the group. Boko Haram fights to introduce Islamic law in Nigeria.
04/18/2012 Nigeria (VOA)-The United States has warned its citizens in Nigeria that the radical Islamist sect Boko Haram may be planning attacks in the capital, Abuja.
The U.S. embassy issued an emergency message saying attacks could target hotels used by Westerners, but that the timing was unknown.
The alert said the Nigerian government was aware of the threat and “actively implementing security measures.”
The embassy cautioned citizens to be especially aware of their security near Nigerian government facilities, diplomatic missions, large gathering places, markets and places of worship.
The group is believed to have killed about 1,000 people since it began violent operations in 2009, including attacks on churches, the U.N. headquarters in Nigeria, police stations and other government buildings.