Friday, April 15, 2011

NIGERIA - Assassination of opposition leader

Modu Makanike Gana, a leader of the youth organization of the Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP) was shot March 27 in Maiduguri, the newspaper reported Yaounde Cameroon Tribune. The authorities suspect an act of the Islamic sect Boko Haram very active in this region of northern Nigeria. The head, killed instantly, was leaving a rally when men on motorcycles, weapons in hand, arose and strafed the Kalashnikov.

The method is similar to the procedure of religious fanatics who advocate the creation of an Islamic state. The assassination comes at ten days of the presidential elections of governors to be held respectively on 9 and 16 April.

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