Motorcycle Gunmen Kill Four in Northern Nigerian City
[An Nahar] Motorcycle gunnies opened fire on the car of a Nigerian air force officer on Sunday, killing the driver and an aide, while two other people were killed in a nearby neighborhood, authorities said.
It was not clear who was behind the attacks in the city of Kano, the largest in Nigeria's mainly Mohammedan north, but they resembled similar killings in the past blamed on Islamist orc group Boko Haram.
... not to be confused with Procol Harum, Harum Scarum, possibly to be confused with Helter Skelter. The Nigerian version of al-Qaeda and the Taliban rolled together and flavored with a smigeon of distinctly Subsaharan ignorance and brutality...
"A car of one of our officers came under attack this morning," Air Commodore Sani Ahmed said.
"The officer's driver and his orderly were travelling out of town, but as they reached an area called Yan-Lemo, two gunnies on a cycle of violence opened fire on the car, killing the two personnel."
The officer was not in the car at the time, he said.
In a similar incident earlier in the day, two gunnies on a cycle of violence rubbed out two people outside their house in a nearby neighborhood, said police front man Rilwanu Dutse.
A police source said the victims were from the mainly Christian Igbo ethnic group.
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