The Associated Press reports:
A spokesman for a radical Muslim sect in Nigeria known locally as Boko Haram has claimed responsibility for the car bombing at the United Nations’ office that killed at least 16 people. . . .
Boko Haram, which means “Western education is sacrilege,” has carried out a series of bombings and assassinations in northern Nigeria in the last year. They claimed a car bombing that struck Nigeria’s federal police headquarters in June that killed at least two people.