[QODLink]
Africa
Nigerian raids anger local Muslims
Muslims in Kano say they are being unfairly targeted in police raids since last week's bombings.
Last Modified: 25 Jan 2012 11:22

Following last Friday's attack that left 185 people in Kano state dead, Nigerian police raided a house in the northern state looking for members of Boko Haram, the Islamist armed group thought to be behind the attacks.

Tuesday's raid led to an hours-long gun battle with police, with family members claiming that a husband and wife were among those shot and killed by police gunfire, and denying that they had any part in last week's attack.

Locals say that authorities are unfairly targeting the most devout Muslims of the community.

Al Jazeera's Yvonne Ndege reports from Kano.

Source:
Aljazeera
Topics in this article
People
City
Organisation
Featured on Al Jazeera
At least 25 tax collectors have been killed since 2012 in Mogadishu, a city awash in weapons and abject poverty.
Tokyo government claims its homeless population has hit a record low, but analysts - and the homeless - beg to differ.
3D printers can cheaply construct homes and could soon be deployed to help victims of catastrophe rebuild their lives.
Lack of child protection laws means abandoned and orphaned kids rely heavily on the care of strangers.
Featured
Booming global trade in 50-million-year-old amber stones is lucrative, controversial, and extremely dangerous.
Legendary Native-American High Bird was trained in ancient warrior traditions, which he employed in World War II.
Hounded opposition figure says he's hoping for the best at sodomy appeal but prepared to return to prison.
Fears of rising Islamophobia and racial profiling after two soldiers killed in separate incidents.
Group's culture of summary justice is back in Northern Ireland's spotlight after new sexual assault accusations.