Police say they've foiled a plot by a feared radical sect to attack a restive city in Nigeria's northeast ahead of a major Muslim holiday.
Borno state police spokesman Simeon Midenda told journalists Wednesday that the testimony of a man believed to be a member of a radical sect locally known as Boko Haram revealed a bomb attack scheduled for Sunday in Maiduguri.
Sunday falls on the Eid al-Adha holiday, when residents of the predominantly Muslim city are expected to go for prayers.
Boko Haram claimed responsibility for a string of assassinations and bombings in northern Nigeria in its campaign to implement strict Shariah law in Africa's most populous nation.
Nick Adams - Not a Single Illegal Immigrant in 7 Months... In Australia
Hillary to Ed Henry: You’re only entitled to ask me one question - Hot Air
Let's predict how Hillary Clinton will spin this tweet from Carly Fiorina
We Need a New Republican Party | RedState
Guy Benson - EXCLUSIVE Townhall Media Poll: Trump-Mania Continues, Warning Signs for Hillary
Arkansas Open Carrier Convicted - Bearing Arms - Arkansas, open carry
Two Impossible Things That Could Happen in 2016 | Human Events