Unknown gunmen suspected to be members of dreaded Boko Haram sect today killed three North Korean Doctors attached to the Potiskum general hospital in Yobe State, north east Nigeria.
The Commissioner of Police Yobe Command Alhaji Sanusi Rufai who confirmed the incident to Channels Television in Damaturu said the North Korean doctors attached to the Potiskum General Hospital were killed in their rented quarters in Potiskum.
The Police boss said though no arrest has so far been made but investigation has commenced to fish out the perpetrators.
An official who does not want to be named told the Associated Press that by the time soldiers arrived at the house, they found the doctors’ wives cowering in a flower bed outside their home and that at the property, they found the corpses of the men, all bearing what appeared to be machete wounds.
The official adds that the North Korean doctors had no security guards at their residence and typically travelled around the city via three-wheel taxis without a police escort.
An official with North Korea’s foreign ministry in Seoul declined to immediately comment when asked about the attack.
Several Korean experts are currently offering technical expertise in various fields in Yobe state sequel to signing of MoU between Yobe state and the Korean government.
The killing of the doctors come after the Friday attack on polio vaccination officials in Kano state which left nine health workers dead.
Meanwhile the NMA Yobe state chapter has condemned in clear terms the killings of the Korean Doctors describing it as gruesome.
A statement by its chairman Dr Adamu Alhassan Umar expressed sadness with the killings of the health workers as well as a similar case recently in Kano state.
“NMA Yobe is saddened by the news if the gruesome murder of three Korean health workers in Potiskum last night” Umar said.
Several Korean experts are currently offering technical expertise in various fields in Yobe state sequel to Signing of MoU between Yobe state and the Korean government.
Incessant killings since the commencement of the Boko Haram insurgency has affected most of the on-going projects either awarded by the State or the Federal Government in the state as contractors have relocated for fear of attack.