Attacks by radical Muslim sect in Nigeria kill 67
Group vows more violence targeting weak government
At least 67 people died in a wave of bombings and shootings carried out in northeast Nigeria overnight Friday, officials said yesterday, as frightened mourners left their homes to begin burying their dead. A radical Muslim sect known locally as Boko Haram claimed responsibility yesterday for the attacks, which represent the most coordinated and wide-ranging assault yet in their increasingly bloody sectarian fight with Nigeria’s weak central government. The sect, which wants the strict implementation of Sharia law across the nation of more than 160 million people, promised to carry out more attacks.