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FEB 09, 2013 - The Guardian

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Polio workers in Nigeria shot dead

At least nine health workers gunned down in northern city of Kano amid increasing hostility towards polio immunisation driveAt least nine women who were vaccinating children against polio have been shot dead in northern Nigeria by gunmen suspected of belonging to a radical Islamist sect.The killings drew comparisons with a series of incidents in Pakistan last December where five female polio vaccinators were gunned down, apparently by Islamist militants. It also signalled a fresh wave of hostility towards immunisation drives in Nigeria, where some clerics have claimed the vaccines are part ... Read More

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