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More civilians killed in Nigeria

Smoke rises from a police station set ablaze by Boko Haram extremists in northern Nigeria 14 February. - AFP

Smoke rises from a police station set ablaze by Boko Haram extremists in northern Nigeria 14 February. - AFP

18/02/2015 09:29

(Vatican Radio) More civilians in Nigeria were killed in attacks on Tuesday, amid increasing tension ahead of the country’s upcoming elections. The attacks are believed to be linked to Boko Haram.

Listen to the report by Nathan Morley:

In Nigeria’s northern Borno State, multiple blasts killed 12 people. A second attack in the city of Potiskum killed three people and wounded 12 others.

In what seems like Islamic State tactics, Boko Haram released a video in which the group’s leader vowed to disrupt the country’s elections, slated for 28 March.

The United Nations is calling for urgent humanitarian access.

“Our foremost concern is the security of refugees of the internally displaced, “ said Adrian Edwards, spokesman for UNHCR. “We’re doing everything we can in these countries to help.”

18/02/2015 09:29