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14 August 2011

Muslim sect kills cleric in northeast Nigeria

Police say 65-year-old Liman Bana died Friday night after sustaining gunshot wounds while walking home from conducting prayers at the main mosque in Ngala, a Nigerian border town with Chad.

Borno state police spokesman Abubakar Kabiru said Saturday the gunmen rode away on a motorcycle and sped across the border after the attack.

Kabiru blamed the attack on a group known locally as Boko Haram, which means "Western education is sacrilege" in the local Hausa language. The group is responsible for a rash of killings in the area over the last year

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