Sunday, 10 February 2013
GUNMEN KILL 3 KOREAN DOCTORS IN YOBE
Unknown gunmen suspected to be members of dreaded Boko Haram sect today killed three North Korean Doctors attached to the Potiskum general hospital in Yobe State, north east Nigeria.
The Commissioner of Police Yobe Command Alhaji Sanusi Rufai who confirmed the incident to Channels Television in Damaturu said the North Korean doctors attached to the Potiskum General Hospital were killed in their rented quarters in Potiskum.
The Police boss said though no arrest has so far been made but investigation has commenced to fish out the perpetrators.
An official who does not want to be named told the Associated Press that by the time soldiers arrived at the house, they found the doctors’ wives cowering in a flower bed outside their home and that at the property, they found the corpses of the men, all bearing what appeared to be machete wounds.
The official adds that the North Korean doctors had no security guards at their residence and typically travelled around the city via three-wheel taxis without a police escort.
An official with North Korea’s foreign ministry in Seoul declined to immediately comment when asked about the attack.
Posted by Rita Egwu at 14:03