Friday, July 31, 2009

Civil War In NIgeria's North -- News Updates July 31, 2009

A building of an Islamic religious sect is seen in flames after reportedly being set ablaze by Nigerian soldiers Photo: AFP

Islamist Sect Leader In Nigeria Killed In Custody -- Washington Post/AP

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria -- The leader of the Islamist sect blamed for days of violence in northern Nigeria has been shot and killed while in police custody, officials said Thursday.

The police commander of Borno state announced on state radio that Mohammed Yusuf, the leader of the sect some call the Nigerian Taliban, has "died in police custody."

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More News On Nigeria And Its War With Islamic Extremists

Nigeria police claim victory over radical sect -- Yahoo News/AP
Nigerian militant killed after days of violence -- Christian Science Monitor
Nigeria Confirms Death of Islamic Sect’s Leader -- New York Times
`Nigerian Taliban' leader slain in jail -- Toronto Star
Probe into Nigerian sect leader's death demanded -- CBC
TIMELINE: Ethnic and religious unrest in Nigeria -- Reuters
In pictures: Nigeria clashes aftermath -- BBC

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