Official: At least 143 killed in Nigeria attacks
Friday, January 20, 2012
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) -- An official at a hospital in northern Nigeria says at least 143 people have been killed in coordinated attacks in the nation's second largest city claimed by a radical Islamist sect.
The official said Saturday that the figure represented those in a mortuary at Kano's largest hospital, as well as those whose bodies have already been claimed by families for burial.
The official spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity as he was not authorized to speak to journalists.
The sect known as Boko Haram claimed the attacks Friday in the city of more than 9 million people.