Gunmen Kill Nine In Attacks
By Harold Hutchison
Polio clinics in the northern Nigerian city of Kano were attacked by gunmen, leaving nine people dead.
The attackers, using motorcycles, attacked two locations where vaccinations against the deadly disease were being given. Polio causes paralysis – most famously in President Franklin Delano Roosevelt in the 1920s.
Some Moslem clerics in the area have denounced the anti-polio campaign as being harmful to Moslems. The claims have also included charges that the vaccinations would sterilize Moslem children.
Witnesses claimed that the terrorist group Boko Haram was responsible for the attacks.