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FEB 08, 2013 - Yahoo! News

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Gunmen kill nine polio health workers in Nigeria

KANO, Nigeria (Reuters) - Gunmen on motorbikes shot dead nine health workers who were administering polio vaccinations in two separate attacks in Nigeria's main northern city of Kano on Friday, police said. No one claimed responsibility but Islamist militant group Boko Haram - a sect which has condemned the use of Western medicine - has been blamed for carrying out a spate of assaults on security forces in the city in recent weeks. The shootings will hit efforts by global health organizations to clear Nigeria of polio - a virus that can cause irreversible paralysis within hours of infection. ... Read More

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