Nigeria: 2 held in UN HQ bombing

By benim
In News
Aug 31st, 2011

Lagos – Nigeria’s secret police say that two men have been arrested in connection with a car bombing at the United Nations’ headquarters in the oil-rich nation that killed 23 people.

The State Security Service issued a statement on Wednesday saying the two suspected members of the radical Muslim group Boko Haram were being held at a military base.

The secret police also said it sought a third man they said had “al-Qaeda links who returned recently from Somalia”.

At least 81 others were wounded in the bombing on Friday at the UN headquarters. The attack was claimed by a sect known locally as Boko Haram, whose name means “Western education is sacrilege” in the local Hausa language.

– AP

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