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Wednesday 16 April 2014

Sect suspected over teacher's death

Suspected Islamic extremists have killed a teacher in a north east Nigerian village

Suspected Islamic extremists have killed a teacher in a north east Nigerian village, police said.

Borno state police commissioner Lawan Tanko said today that Boko Haram suspects tracked a man to his house in Wulgo late on Monday, killed him and injured another man who remains in the hospital.

Wulgo village is near Nigeria's border with Cameroon.

A local teacher and a security personnel said the men both were secondary school teachers.

Boko Haram, whose name means "Western education is forbidden", has killed scores of pupils and burned down scores of schools in its mission to make Nigeria an Islamic state under Shariah law.

AP

Press Association

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