Islamic Militants Step Up Attacks in Nigeria

Monday, January 23, 2012

A man stands next to debris after a suicide bombing in Abuja, Nigeria. (Getty)

One in five African's are Nigerian and it's an underestimate to say that it's a worrying time for the country. This morning, doctors in the city of Kano says the death toll from Friday's bomb attacks by Islamist militants is certain to rise further. 160 people have so far been confirmed dead but bodies are still arriving at the city's mortuaries. So as a reminder Boko Haram, which wants an Islamic state, says it launched theses attacks because the authorities refused to free a group of its members from jail.

Mark Doyle is Africa correspondent for our partner the BBC and has this report from Lagos, Nigeria.

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