Asian doctors murdered in northeast Nigeria

February 10, 2013 - 3:28:21 pm
ABUJA: Three Asian doctors have been murdered in their flat in Nigeria's northeastern town of Potiskum, a military source said on Sunday.


The medics, who were either Chinese or South Korean, had their throats cut by unknown attackers who got into their shared apartment late on Saturday or early Sunday morning, the source added.


Northeast Nigeria is the base of Islamist sect Boko Haram, a group that killed hundreds last year in its effort to carve out an Islamic state in a country split roughly equally between Christians and Muslims.


Criminal gangs have taken advantage of the general state of unrest caused by Boko Haram's low-level insurgency, prompting a rise in robberies and violent attacks in the region. (Reuters)