Talibans attack four northern Nigerian states

  • post Type / Young Humanists International
  • Date / 30 July 2009

The bloody clash between the police and members of an Islamic fundamentalist group known as Boko Haram (“education is sin”), which left many dead in the early hours of Sunday (26 July) in Bauchi, has spread to other states in the North.

The militant group, locally known as ‘Taliban’, is opposed to western education and has been campaigning for the imposition of Sharia’h (Islamic law) on the 36 states of the federation. The group allegedly sparked off the crisis when its members launched an attack on a police station in Bauchi, leading to the bloodbath.

Over 150 people were left dead, while indigenes of the area are said to be fleeing their homes.


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