Gunmen believed to be members of the Islamist sect Boko Haram stormed the fish section of Baga market and sprayed stallholders and vendors with bullets, traders said, reporting that women and children were among the dead.
“The number of dead could not be less than 30,” a Maiduguri hospital nurse told AFP.
The military confirmed the assault on the market but denied any civilian deaths, saying security forces had killed eight assailants and safely detonated bombs planted by the attackers. Continue reading
December 14, 2011
An Australian police officer joined Cheshire police for specialist training to combat terrorism.
The exercises included combing buildings, vehicles, fields, roads and other open areas for items which could be parts of improvised explosive devices.