Islamic extremists blew up a bridge, killed an unknown number of people and abducted the wife and two children of a retired police officer in northeast Nigeria.
The attack comes as an international effort got underway to rescue 276 schoolgirls kidnapped by the militants.
The Friday night’s attack came amid growing condemnation by Muslims in Nigeria and abroad, and by some Islamic militants online, against the Boko Haram terrorist network and its acts.
A team of French experts arrived Saturday in Nigeria to help look for the girls. These troops are experts in collecting intelligence from technical and human sources and in image analysis.
British security experts arrived Friday to join Nigerian and American forces, and Britain said its aim is not only to help in the crisis over the girls but to defeat Nigeria’s homegrown Boko Haram terrorist network.