Nigerian hotels warned of bombings


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The Independent Online

Britain and the US warned yesterday that a radical Islamist sect may attack hotels frequented by foreigners in Nigeria's capital, Abuja. It is the second warning that an assault is possible in the widening sectarian fight in the West African nation.

The latest warning offered no specific details about the threat by the sect known as Boko Haram, only saying that the Nigerian government was taking precautions.

A suicide bomber, claimed by the group, attacked the United Nations headquarters in Abuja in August last year, killing 25 people and wounding more than 100.