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Gunmen kill three persons in Nigeria's Kano State

05-14-2012 09:58 BJT

KANO, Nigeria, May 13 (Xinhua) -- Three persons were shot dead when unknown gunmen riding on a motorcycle attacked them in northwest Nigeria's Kano State metropolitan on Sunday evening.

Security sources told Xinhua that the gunmen parked their motorcycle and began sporadic shooting and injured five other peoples, while passers-by ran to avoid had been caught-up in crossfire.

"Among those killed by the gunmen include a taxi driver and a prison warder at the joint chatting with their friends," the sources said.

An eyewitness told Xinhua that the gunmen brought out gun when a passer-by alerted the people at the joint that some people are carrying gun and positioned at them, and they quickly began running away when the gunmen opened fire at them.

The gunmen fled the scene of the attack, while the traders and passers-by in the area shut off their activities and rushed to their various houses.

State police spokesperson Magaji Musa Majiya confirmed the attack to Xinhua, but decline to comment on it.

A Xinhua reporter in the state said minutes after the incidence, joint military task force (JTF) arrived the scene and condoned the area with a view to make arrest, while those injured people were taken to undisclosed hospital in the state for treatment.

Editor:Wang Lingfei |Source: Xinhua

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