The Straits Times
Published on Feb 10, 2013

Three Chinese doctors slain in north Nigeria: police


KANO, Nigeria (AFP) - Armed men killed three Chinese doctors in a pre-dawn attack Sunday in Nigeria's volatile northeastern town of Potiskum, police said, in the latest such killings in recent months.

"Unknown attackers scaled over the fence of an apartment in Potiskum housing three Chinese doctors around 1:00 am and slit their throats. No arrest has been made," Yobe State police commissioner Sanusi Rufa'i told AFP.

Residents said the Chinese were employees of the state ministry of health and had been living in the volatile city for one year.

Mr Rufa'i did not say if the Islamist group Boko Haram which has been active in Potiskum, some 100 kilometres from state capital Damaturu was responsible for the attack.