Thursday, 9 January 2014

Nigeria gunmen attack Kano governor's home village

Witnesses and police say gunmen shouting "God is great" attacked a
mosque in the village of the governor of Kano, a leading politician
who recently defected from Nigeria's governing party.
Police say three people were killed and 12 wounded in Tuesday night's
attack in Kwankwaso, outside Nigeria's second city of Kano and the
home village of Gov. Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso.

It was unclear if the attack was staged by suspected Islamic
extremists or signals growing violence in political infighting ahead
of contentious presidential elections next year in Africa's biggest
oil producer.

Survivors said gunmen stormed Kwankwaso mosque and fired
indiscriminately into worshippers that included the governor's elderly
father. He escaped unhurt.

Kano has suffered attacks claimed by Islamic militants staging an
uprising mainly confined to three states east of Kano.


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