Hospitals and morgues were flooded with the injured and dead after a string of coordinated bomb attacks on police stations in the city of Kano, Nigeria on Friday. The Islamist group Boko Haram claimed responsibility for the strikes, which the BBC said would be the organization’s most deadly attack to date. The group has said it wants to overthrow the national government and install an Islamic state.
President Goodluck Jonathan promised that the perpetrators would “face the full wrath of the law”.
“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.
Some unconfirmed reports have claimed suicide bombers carried out some of the attacks.