Gunmen kill 2 cops, customs officer

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Gunmen in Nigeria’s Kano city have killed two policemen and a customs officer, while two civilians wounded in the separate attacks died later, witnesses said.
In the region’s largest city Kano, two gunmen on Saturday shot dead an official of the secret police, Aminu Isa, and fled, a resident told AFP.

Isa’s companion was shot in both legs and later died in the hospital, said the witness, speaking on condition of anonymity.

Two gunmen riding on a motorcycle also shot dead a customs superintendent, Abubakar Muhammad, outside his house in Tinshama district of Kano on Saturday, his neighbours told AFP.

Muhammad, on a weekend visit to Kano from Lagos, was shot three times in the head by his attackers who fled the scene immediately, they said.

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Late Friday, gunmen also shot dead a police constable outside his house in Boriya district on the outskirts of Potiskum, a major city in northeastern Yobe state, a neighbour told AFP.

“A nearby drug vendor was also hit and injured by the attackers’ bullet,” the neighbour said, adding that the vendor died later.

No group has claimed responsibility for the three attacks. But Boko Haram militants remain the chief suspects.