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Viva_La_Revolution Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 01:13 PM
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3 dead in northern Nigeria on eve of governorship elections
Source: cnn

Bomb blasts Monday in Nigeria's northeastern state of Borno killed three people and wounded dozens, raising fears that an Islamist group will step up attacks against voters on the eve of national governorship elections, police said.

In one of three blasts, a bomb thrown from a motorcycle on which two young men were riding detonated, resulting in the three fatalities, said Michael Zukoma, police commissioner for Borno state.

Nigerian police told CNN that Boko Haram, an Islamist sect that has challenged Nigeria's government, is responsible for the attacks, which they described as an attempt to intimidate voters who this month re-elected President Goodluck Jonathan, an ljaw Christian from the south.

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