A Nigerian military fighter jet bombed the cavalcade of a prominent federal senator as he drove to the scene of an attack by suspected Islamic extremists in the country's northeast, the senator said Sunday. No one was hurt.
Sen. Mohammed Ali Ndume said Saturday's bombing underscored "the seriousness of how the military endangers innocent civilians." Thousands of security forces have been deployed to northeast Nigeria under a state of emergency covering one-sixth of Africa's biggest old producer to crack down on a 4-year-old Islamic uprising. (AP)