KANO, Nigeria (AP) — Jubilant youths overran a blood-splattered
police station on Wednesday after it was attacked by a radical Islamist
sect, revealing a streak of popular discontent with a government that
many say has failed them in Africa's most populous nation.
Suspected members of Boko Haram surrounded the police station
Tuesday night in Kano, ordered civilians to get off the street, began
chanting "God is great" and threw homemade bombs into the station while
spraying it with assault rifles, witnesses said. The attack followed
coordinated assaults on Friday that killed at least 185 people in Kano,
Nigeria's second-largest city.
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