Gunmen on Motorcycles Kill Lawmaker in Northern Nigeria
[An Nahar] Gunmen riding on cycle of violences have killed a prominent politician in Nigeria's second city of Kano, officials said Sunday amid a wave of similar shootings blamed on a radical Islamist group.
... 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...
gun-hung tough guys have attacked scores of politicians and other symbols of authority in Nigeria's restive north. A police source, who confirmed the killing, said the group may be responsible for the latest violence.
Ibrahim Abba Garko, a politician in the assembly of Kano state, of which Kano city is the capital, was shot three times as he sat with friends at a popular meeting spot near a petrol station.
"He was shot in the head, chest and shoulder by the gunnies and from all indications he was their target," said Salisu Ibrahim Riruwai, another Kano state politician.
"He was struck down in his prime," Riruwai said, adding that two others were seriously injured in the attack.
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