Nigeria sect spreads scope with suicide bombing

Security experts in Nigeria say a radical Muslim sect is widening its scope after a suicide bombing this week at police headquarters in the capital.

Security consultant Innocent Chukwuma says Thursday's bombing, Boko Haram's first suicide attack, means the radical group is moving beyond its stronghold in the restive northeast.

The attack killed at least two people in Abuja. The group has previously struck closer to its stronghold of Maiduguri and is responsible for a string of killings in the area over the last year.

Maiduguri resident Umaru Giwi said Saturday that police are often too aggressive in seeking and killing sect members.

Boko Haram, which means "Western education is sacrilege" in the Hausa language, wants the implementation of strict Shariah law in northern states.