URGENT ¥¥¥ Three Chinese doctors slain in north Nigeria: police

Armed men killed three Chinese doctors in a pre-dawn attack Sunday in Nigeria's volatile northeastern town of Potiskum, police said.

"Unknown attackers scaled over the fence of an apartment in Potiskum housing three Chinese doctors around 1:00 am and slit their throats. No arrest has been made," Yobe State police commissioner Sanusi Rufa'i told AFP.

Residents said the Chinese were employees of the state ministry of health and had been in the volatile city for one year.