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Australian Broadcasting Corporation

Broadcast: 28/07/2009

Reporter: Tony Jones

Up to 100 people have been killed in Nigeria in attacks by Islamic militants. Police have arrested
scores of men linked to the attacks, which happened on the weekend.

Transcript

TONY JONES, PRESENTER: More than 100 people are reported to have been killed in attacks by Islamic
militants in Nigeria.

Police have arrested scores of men linked to the attacks which happened over the weekend. They're
thought to have been carried out by a group called 'Boko Haram', which means: Western education is
against the law. The focus of the violence was government buildings and churches in the mostly
Muslim north of the country. Nigeria's population is almost evenly divided between Christians and
Muslims.