Nigerian forces fight Boko Haram near lawmakers' quarters

Nigerian army and Boko Haram members clashed in a shoot out near the main residential compound for lawmakers.

Nigerian forces fight Boko Haram near lawmakers' quarters

World Bulletin / News Desk

Nigerian forces and members of Boko Haram clashed in a shoot out near the main residential compound for lawmakers in Abuja on Friday, state security services said. 

"Some persons were injured and twelve others have been arrested in connection with the incident," said a statement from state security services, Nigeria's secret service.

A security team was searching for weapons after a tip-off from arrested members of Boko Haram, a group which wants to impose sharia law in northern Nigeria and has been responsible for hundreds of killings this year.

"No sooner had the team commenced digging for the arms, than they came under heavy gunfire attack by other Boko Haram elements," the statement said.

Last Mod: 20 Eylül 2013, 14:59
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