Nigeria: Suicide bomber targets police HQ

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The Independent Online

A suicide bombing blamed on Islamist militants killed at least two people in the parking lot of police headquarters in Nigeria's capital, Abuja, yesterday.

A police spokesman blamed a radical Muslim sect known as Boko Haram, saying: "They have been issuing threat upon threat."

Boko Haram has campaigned for the implementation of strict shariah law. The group is responsible for a rash of killings which have targeted security officers, politicians and clerics in Nigeria's restive north over the past year.