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2 Indians killed, one injured in Nigeria attack

July 26, 2012 03:23 IST

Two Indians were killed and one injured when suspected members of Boko Haram Islamic sect today attacked a factory in Nigeria's northern city of Maiduguri.

"Suspected members of Boko Haram terrorists attacked a Gum Arabic Factory located at Bayan quarters, Maiduguri metropolis today at about 10:00 hrs during heavy rain," a spokesman of a military Joint Task Force, Lt Col Sagir Musa told PTI but couldn't give the name of the Indians.

"The incident led to the death of two Indians, one was wounded and is receiving treatment at the State Specialist Hospital," he said.

He said the suspects went away with an amount close to $450 from the premises where they carried out the attack.

According to him, investigation has commenced to apprehend the suspected sect members.

Boko Haram has been waging a sustained war in Nigeria's northern cities in their bid to install an Islamic emirate in the country.

On January, the sect attacked the city of Kano killing more than 180 persons, including Indian Kevalkumar Kalidas Rajput and his two Nepalese colleagues.

In several of the sects attacks, bombs, suicide bombers and drive by gun shots have been used to kill hundreds of people.

The oil-rich African country has a population of 150 million equally divided among Christians and Muslims. The Muslims are mostly found in the north while the Christians have their majority in the South.

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