NINE female health workers shot dead in Nigeria as polio revenge attacks spread

Daily Mail:

  • lsamist militant group Boko Haram been blamed for carrying out attack
  • Witnesses said the gunmen arrived on three-wheel taxis
  • Further setback to efforts to eradicate polio in Nigeria
  • Religious clerics believe vaccines would sterilise children

By Jill Reilly

PUBLISHED: 11:56 GMT, 8 February 2013 | UPDATED: 12:01 GMT, 8 February 2013

Life-saving: A young child receives polio immunization drops at a health post Life-saving: A young child receives polio immunisation drops at a health post

Nine female polio vaccinators have been shot dead in two shootings in northern Nigeria.

Islamist militant group Boko Haram – a sect which has condemned the use of Western medicine – has been blamed for the attack.

In the first attack in Kano the polio vaccinators were shot dead by gunmen who drove up on a motor tricycle, reported the BBC.

Thirty minutes later gunmen targeted a clinic outside Kano city as the vaccinators prepared to start work.

Previously religious clerics had some of their followers stop receiving the vaccines saying that it would sterilise their children.

Boko Haram wants to impose Islamic law, or sharia, on a country of 160 million split roughly equally between Christians and Muslims.

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5 Responses to NINE female health workers shot dead in Nigeria as polio revenge attacks spread

  1. blindguard says:

    “Boko Haram wants to impose Islamic law, or sharia, on a country of 160 million split roughly equally between Christians and Muslims.”
    The Christian’s had better wake up and start a religious war against the Muslims until there’s none left, or they’ll be the ones with their head on the block.

  2. Richard says:

    That advice should be given to all nations.

  3. Dallas says:

    A trip back to the dark ages without even having to crack a history book.

  4. Richard says:

    Pray the trip back isn’t permanent.

  5. DP111 says:

    Poor Muslims. They don’t know that they are being removed from history.

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