#AceWorldNews – NIGERIA – May 30 – A Muslim emir and two policemen have been killed in north-eastern Nigeria in a suspected attack by Boko Haram militants.
All of the dead were heading to a funeral when armed men opened fire on their car.
All died from gunshot wounds. “The Emir of Gwoza was killed around 9 am today following a bloody attack by some gunmen believed to be members of the Boko Haram,” the Borno state government said in a statement, Reuters reported.
Boko Haram kidnapped more than 200 girls from a secondary school in Chibok in remote northeastern Nigeria in mid-April and had threatened to sell them into slavery.
Since they were taken, at least 500 civilians have been killed by the sect.
On Thursday, Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan said that a full-scale operation had been launched and attempted to reassure parents that the children would be freed.
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