An armed gang suspected to be under the orders of Boko Haram has carried out a raid in a living quarters in Postikum in Kano, northern Nigeria, killing three Korean doctors attached to the general hospital in Yobe State.
Speaking to journalists on Sunday, the police commissioner Alhaji Sanusi Rufai said the incident took place late on Saturday during which the assailants using automatic weapons attacked the rented quarters of the Potiskum general hospital and killed.
One of the doctors was found beheaded, other reports claim.
According to Rufai, the police were yet to conduct any arrest linked with the latest killing which comes a day after vaccinators were killed in Kano state.
He said investigations are ongoing to determine the identities of the perpetrators who were believed to be connected to the Islamist group Boko Haram.
In his reaction to the Yobe killings, the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) in Yobe has described the deaths as gruesome and cowardly and called on those responsible for the upkeep of law and order to take swift action before the situation degenerates to anarchy.
A group of Korean experts are in Yobe to provide expertise in various fields as part of fulfilling the terms of an agreement between the state and the Korean government.
Nigeria has witnessed a cycle of violence since 2009 following the killing in police custody of Boko Haram leader Mohammed Yusuf.
Source African Press Agency
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