Nigeria: Ashaka Cement plant attacked again

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Updated Mon, 08 Dec 2014 10:32:16 GMT

Nigerian police officers and soldiers repelled an attack on 4 December 2014 by gunmen on Lafarge's Ashaka Cement plant in northeast Nigeria, where security forces are battling an Islamic uprising, according to a police official.

The gunmen tried to shoot their way into the Ashaka Cement compound. The same plant in Gombe State was attacked in November 2014 by gunmen suspected of being Boko Haram extremists. A Lafarge spokeswoman in Paris said that no one was wounded in the latest attack. Boko Haram has been blamed for numerous deadly bombings and has taken control of around 25 towns and villages along the northeast border with Cameroon in recent months.