Nigeria witnesses 11 more killings (Lead)

January 24th, 2012 - 1:27 am ICT by IANS  

Abuja, Jan 23 (IANS) Eleven more people have been killed in terror attacks in Nigeria, pushing the toll in this west African nation in the last four days to over 170, Xinhua reported Monday.

The latest victims, from the northeastern Bauchi state, were killed Sunday.

According to state police commissioner Ikechukwu Aduba, the latest casualties occurred when gunmen, suspected to be armed robbers, attacked a hotel and a bank in Bununu district of Bauchi.

Ten unexploded IEDs (Improvised Explosive Devices) were also recovered at blast sites in Bauchi. Six people were arrested in connection with the explosions.

An Indian was among 162 people killed as heavily armed Islamists carried out a deadly Mumbai-style terror attack in Nigeria’s second largest city Kano of Kano state, media reports and Indian officials said Sunday.

Six other Indians, including two children, were wounded and panic gripped the Indian community as a small group of terrorists stormed Kano, split themselves into smaller groups and went on a killing-spree Friday evening.

Kevalkumar Kalidas Rajput, 23, who hailed from Gujarat and worked for Kano-based company Relchem since March 2011, was killed, the Indian High Commission in Nigeria said.

He and two Nepali colleagues Hari Prasad Bhusal and Raj Singh died when their car apparently entered a scene of hostilities, the mission said in a statement.

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