[ 2012-01-21 ]
'At least 80 bodies in morgue' after Nigeria attacks
KANO, Nigeria (AFP) - At least 80 bodies were
piled in a morgue in Nigeria's second-largest city
of Kano on Saturday after coordinated bomb attacks
and shootouts the previous night, an AFP
The journalist was able to count at least 80
corpses in the morgue at Kano's main hospital,
many with gunshot wounds, and the toll was
expected to be higher.
Around 100 people waited outside the morgue to
collect the bodies of relatives.
Coordinated bomb attacks targeting security forces
and gun battles on Friday evening spread chaos in
Kano, the largest city in Nigeria's mainly Muslim
north, with bodies littering the streets on
The main newspaper in Nigeria's north said that a
purported spokesman for Islamist group Boko Haram
had claimed responsibility for the violence,
saying it was in response to authorities' refusal
to release their members from custody.
Source - AFP
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