facebook
twitter
search
search

Nine health workers killed in Nigeria

Feb. 8, 2013 at 11:46 AM

KANO, Nigeria, Feb. 8 (UPI) -- Nine female health workers involved in immunization programs were shot to death in separate attacks Friday in Kano, northern Nigeria, officials said.

Magaji Majiya, a police spokesman, said the attacks were made simultaneously about 9 a.m. by men riding three-wheeled motor vehicles, the Leadership newspaper reported.

Seven women were killed at the health center in Hotoron Hayi district and two women were killed and four injured in an attack on the health center in the Anguwa Uku district, officials said.

Like Us on Facebook for more stories from UPI.com  
Latest Headlines
Top Stories
Germanwings pilot Lubitz buried quietly amid investigation
Islamic State beheads women for sorcery
Russia investigates legality of 1991 recognition of Baltic independence
South Korea fires warning shots at boat from North
Islamic State re-captures part of key Kurdish-held border town in Syria