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25 killed in Election Day attack by Boko Haram in Nigeria

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  30 March 2015 12:00 AM GMT

Abuja, March 29: At least 25 people were killed in an attack suspected to be a perpetration of Boko Haram on a community in Nigeria’s northeastern state of Borno early Saturday, the same day a crucial presidential election was held, an official of the West African country said. Five persons sustained injuries in the same attack at Buratai community, located in the southern part of Borno, state governor Kashim Shettima told Xinhua in Maiduguri, capital of the province. “I received report of the attack this morning. This attack is callous, wicked and cowardly,” Shettima said after voting in Maiduguri. He said a senior member of the state cabinet was delegated to attend the funeral of the deceased on Saturday, adding he will also visit the area to commiserate with members of the community and bereaved families after the ongoing presidential and tiol assembly polls. (IANS)

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