KANO: Armed men killed three Chinese doctors in a pre-dawn attack today 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.
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.
The killings were the latest against Chinese nationals in recent months in the country’s restive northeast.