Islamist sect kills 5 in north-east Nigeria
Maiduguri - Police say suspected Islamic insurgents have killed five people in attacks on security targets in Nigeria's restive northeast.
The Borno state police spokesperson said on Tuesday that Boko Haram gunmen attacked an air force barracks, a police station and an army checkpoint on Monday, about 150km north of the sect's stronghold in the city of Maiduguri.
Samuel Tizhe said the dead include a soldier, two policemen and two civilians.
An army official said a soldier was shot in the arm during the checkpoint attack.
Boko Haram claimed responsibility for a series of attacks that left at least 185 dead in northern Nigeria's largest city, Kano, earlier this month.