Already responsible for close to 200 dead this year, Nigerian Islamist group Boko Haram is said to be the cause of over 160 deaths in attacks which began Friday night. The attacks where on various mosque, churches, and government buildings to include the local headquarters of the national intelligence services. Boko Haram is waging jihad across the nation in an attempt to impose Sharia Law. A person claiming to be a spokesman for the Islamist group said the reason for the attacks is because of authorities refusal to release its members.
President Goodluck Jonathan promised those responsible would “face the full wrath of the law,” and “As a responsible government, we will not fold our hands and watch enemies of democracy, for that is what these mindless killers are, perpetrate unprecedented evil in our land,” he said.