Police say members of a feared Muslim sect have raided a police armory in Nigeria's restive northeast.
Bauchi State police spokesman Mohammad Barau said Thursday police are taking stock a day after gunmen attacked the police station that houses the armory. There were no casualties.
Police are supposed to take daily arms inventories, but weapons often go missing.
Barau blames a sect locally known as Boko Haram. The group has claimed responsibility for a series of attacks in northern Nigeria and threatened last month _ in unverified statements _ to escalate violence.
The sect seeks the strict implementation of Shariah law in northern Nigeria and the prosecution of top officials blamed for the 2009 death of its leader.