Nigerian bomb blast injures police, soldiers


An Islamic sect responsible for almost daily killings in remote northeastern Nigeria is suspected to be behind a bombing that injured policemen and soldiers, police said.

The explosion followed an attack on a police station late on Wednesday by suspected members of Boko Haram, a group behind almost daily attacks in the northeastern state of Borno, one of the poorest areas in Africa’s most populous nation.
“Three policemen and two soldiers have been injured in an early morning bomb blast in Maiduguri … four suspects have been arrested following Wednesday’s attack,” the Borno police commissioner, Mohammed Abubakar, told Reuters.