Friday, July 20, 2012

Three killed as gunmen unleash terror on Ramadan eve in Nigeria's Kano State

ABUJA, July 19 (Xinhua) -- Three people were killed and one other person sustained a serious injury on Thursday night when gunmen unleashed terror in Nigeria's northern Kano State, a few hours to the holy month of Ramadan in the Islamic calendar.

State police spokesperson Rilwan Mohammed confirmed the killing to reporters, saying two gunmen riding on a motorcycle shot indiscriminately at people in Sharada area of Kano, near the popular Freedom Radio in the state.

"Bodies of the deceased have been deposited in a morgue, while the injured have been taken to the hospital," said the police spokesperson, adding security men have taken over the area.

Other security sources in the state said residents have fled the area to avoid further bloody attacks.

"The men opened fire in a public place and killed some of the people playing cards in the area," a security agent told Xinhua, while wondering why anyone would choose to kill on the eve of the holy month of Ramadan in the Islamic calendar.

Citizens of Nigeria's northern states are predominantly Muslims.

No group or individuals have so far claimed responsibility for the attacks, although Islamic insurgents had been on rampage in the northern state in recent times.

2012-07-20 05:40:51

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