Islamic State claims responsibility for attack on Nigerian governor's convoy: Amaq statement

 Islamic State claims responsibility for attack on Nigerian governors convoy: Amaq statement

CAIRO (Reuters) - Islamic State on Wednesday claimed responsibility for an attack on the convoy of the Nigerian governor of northeastern Borno state, according to the group's Amaq news agency.

The group said at least 42 people were killed in Tuesday's attack. Sources told Reuters the death toll was between 3 and 10 people, though an unknown number of others were beheaded.

(Reporting by Nayera Abdallah in Cairo; Additional reporting by Alexis Akwagyiram in Abuja; Writing by Paul Carsten; Editing by Toby Chopra)

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Updated Date: Feb 14, 2019 03:06:05 IST