Boko Haram kills 4 in north Nigeria
Maiduguri - A Nigerian official says suspected members of a radical Muslim sect have killed four people in the country's restive northeast.
Spokesperson Jack Nwachukwu Nwaogbo says three gunmen from the Boko Haram sect shot and killed the four people in the city of Maiduguri late on Saturday.
Boko Haram, whose name means "Western education is sacrilege" in the local Hausa language, is responsible for a rash of killings which have targeted police officers, soldiers, politicians and clerics in Nigeria's north over the last year — including attacks on local beer parlours.
They have also attacked churches and engineered a massive prison break and claimed responsibility for a bombing at the nation's police headquarters which killed two last month.