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Seven persons, including a 7-year-old girl, were killed in a new wave of attacks by Boko Haram in Nigeria.
During the night in the north-eastern city of Dikwa, the Islamic terrorists killed a policeman, a civilian and a local politician the Nigerian army reported. The command attacked a police station, a bank and a hotel but was repelled by soldiers, Lieutenant Colonel Sagir Musa, a spokesman for the Combined Task Force for the state of Borno explained. Three of the attackers are dead, others, though wounded, managed to escape. Again in the north-east, in the city of Potiskum, Boko Haram opened fired on the home of a police sergeant. « They shot him while he was seated next to his family. » The officer managed to avoid being hit by fire, which instead hit his small seven year old daughter, killing her. Two sons, 12 and 10, were also wounded and immediately taken to hospital. The new wave of violence comes the day after the bloody Easter executed by Boko Haram leaving at least 38 dead following a car bomb explosion near two churches in the city of Kaduna, an important economic center in the Muslim north in Nigeria. . .