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Maiduguri - Authorities say Nigerian police and immigration agents are on alert after text messages threatened new violence by a radical Islamic sect.
Assistant Police Superintendent Adamu Isa Azare says remaining members of the Boko Haram sect have threatened to attack the government after recent religious violence in central Nigeria.
Police in armoured tanks have set up around Maiduguri, the site of violence last year that left 700 people dead.
Boko Haram - which means "Western education is sacrilege" in the local Hausa language - has campaigned for the implementation of strict Shariah law.
Its members rioted and attacked police stations and private homes in late July, sparking a police crackdown that left its leader dead.
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