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Boko Haram To Continue Attacks For Shari'a


People watch as smoke rises from police headquarters after it was hit by a blast in Nigeria's northern city of Kano on January 20. Boko Haram said it was behind the attack.

People watch as smoke rises from police headquarters after it was hit by a blast in Nigeria's northern city of Kano on January 20. Boko Haram said it was behind the attack.

The Islamist sect Boko Haram, whose attacks have killed hundreds in Nigeria, says it will continue its campaign until the country is ruled by Shari'a law, according to spokesman Abu Qaqa.

He told the British daily "The Guardian" that the group's members were spiritual followers of Al-Qaeda and said they had met senior figures in the network during visits to Saudia Arabia.

In an Internet audio posting, the purported leader of Boko Haram, Abubakar Shekau, has threatened to kill more security personnel and kidnap their families, and accused U.S. President Barack Obama of waging war on Islam.

compiled from agency reports

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