Islamist group Boko Haram has claimed responsibility for the series of bomb blasts that occurred in Bauchi, Abuja and Zaria  after President Goodluck Jonathan’s inauguration last Sunday.

The worst incident was at an army barracks in Bauchi in which at least 14 people died.
The sect’s spokesman said it was also responsible for killing one Abba Anas Ibn Umar Garbai,the brother of the Shehu of Borno, one of Nigeria’s most important Islamic leaders.

The sect has been behind numerous recent assassinations in Borno state.

For the past eight months, sect members have been fighting a guerrilla war in Borno, killing policemen and people they believe were helping the security services in the fight against them.

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