Gunmen kill Nigeria politician
[Daily Nation (Kenya)] Gunmen on a cycle of violence rubbed out a prominent politician in northern Nigeria on Friday, police said, in the latest in a series of such attacks in a region hit hard by a radical Islamist group.

It was not clear who carried out the shooting in Kano, Nigeria's second city, but 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...
Islamists have repeatedly targeted politicians in the north as part of an insurgency that has killed hundreds since 2009.

"I can confirm that Danladi Isa Kademi, a politician at the Kano state house of assembly was rubbed out by two gunnies around 6:00 pm (1700 GMT) today," said Kano state police front man Magaji Majia.

"The gunnies came on a cycle of violence and fired several shots into the politician," who was serving as the minority leader in the state assembly.

Kademi was shot outside a guesthouse he owned, Majia said.

Posted by: Fred 2012-12-15