Three Killed as Unidentified Gunmen Open Fire on Muslim Worshippers in Kano

newbokoAt least three people were, on Monday, killed when Gunmen riding on a motorcycle opened fire on a group of Muslim worshippers in the northern city of Kano.

This is the latest such attack in the region, police said. Three gunmen fired into a group of people preparing for evening prayers in a business district of the city, the largest in Nigeria’s mainly Muslim north, police spokesman Magaji Majia told AFP.

According to Majia, “The three gunmen came on a motorcycle around 6:00 pm and opened fire on a group of people getting ready for the evening prayers at a popular tea-selling spot opposite the zoo.” One person was also injured in the attack.

In the past, gunmen thought to belong to Islamist extremist group Boko Haram have done scores of such shootings in Nigeria’s north, though criminal gangs also carry out violence under the guise of the group.


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