Fresh attacks claim 11 lives in Nigeria

January 22, 2012 07:03 pm | Updated November 17, 2021 04:44 am IST - BAUCHI, Nigeria

Police say 11 people have been killed in an attack in Nigeria’s northern State of Bauchi.

Bauchi State Commissioner of Police Ikechukwu Aduba said on Sunday that the attack happened overnight. He said a total of 11 people were killed, including civilians, police and Army personnel who were running a checkpoint. Mr. Aduba said at least two churches were also attacked in a separate incident in the State.

He did not immediately name who was responsible for the attacks.

Bauchi is a region where the radical Islamist sect Boko Haram has staged attacks before. It is nearly 320 km from Kano, where coordinated attacks by the group on Friday left at least 143 dead.

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