Nigeria police hunt 'Taleban'
Police and military in Nigeria’s north-eastern Borno State are hunting armed Islamic militants who killed seven people early on Monday. Some 40 armed men wearing red bandanas and crying “Allahu Akbar” (God is Great) attacked two police stations and made off with looted ammunition. Earlier this year, militants dubbed the Taleban stormed several police stations in Borno and neighbouring Yobe State. The group wants to set up an Islamic government in Nigeria. Three police officers, including a woman constable who was briefly abducted, and seven civilians were killed in the attacks in the towns of Bama and Gworza, 40km (25 miles) apart. According to the BBC’s Mato Adamu in Borno, none of the attackers, who carried a flag with an Islamic symbol during the raid, were apprehended. Full Story