Potiskum http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/31806/all en URGENT ¥¥¥ Three Chinese doctors slain in north Nigeria: police http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130210/urgent-three-chinese-doctors-slain-north-nigeria-police <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Armed men killed three Chinese doctors in a pre-dawn attack Sunday in Nigeria's volatile northeastern town of Potiskum, police said.</p> <p>"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.</p> <p>Residents said the Chinese were employees of the state ministry of health and had been in the volatile city for one year.</p> <p>abu-joa/lc</p> Business Labor Law Potiskum AFP Sun, 10 Feb 2013 09:30:25 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5751597 at http://www.globalpost.com Three slain in Nigeria attack are S.Korean: police http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130210/three-slain-nigeria-attack-are-skorean-police <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Three doctors killed in a knife attack in a volatile town in northeastern Nigeria on Sunday were South Korean and not Chinese as originally reported, police said.</p> <p>Men armed with knives slit the throats of the three Korean doctors in a pre-dawn attack in the town of Potiskum, police said, in the latest such killings in recent months.</p> <p>"Further investigations have shown that the victims were Korean nationals and not Chinese as earlier stated. They were doctors from South Korea," Yobe State police commissioner Sanusi Rufa'i told AFP.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130210/three-slain-nigeria-attack-are-skorean-police" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mass media Potiskum Yonhap AFP Sun, 10 Feb 2013 13:16:01 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5751704 at http://www.globalpost.com Nigeria says slain doctors were N. Koreans http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130210/nigeria-says-slain-doctors-were-n-koreans <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Three doctors killed in a knife attack in northeastern Nigeria on Sunday were North Koreans, police and the state government said, after earlier confusion over the victims' nationalities.</p> <p>"The three men were from North Korea and not South Korea," Yobe state police commissioner Sanusi Rufa'i told AFP of the attack in the restive city of Potiskum.</p> <p>"They were doctors working in Potiskum on behalf of the state government."</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130210/nigeria-says-slain-doctors-were-n-koreans" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Potiskum Subdivisions of Nigeria Yobe State AFP Sun, 10 Feb 2013 17:00:49 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5751892 at http://www.globalpost.com Nigeria bus crash kills 20 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130408/nigeria-bus-crash-kills-20 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A speeding and overloaded bus crashed into a truck parked by a road in northern Nigeria on Monday, killing 20 passengers, an official and a hospital source told AFP.</p> <p>The bus had set off from Nigeria's second city of Kano and was headed to Potiskum, the commercial capital of Yobe state. </p> <p>Potiskum has been attacked repeatedly by Boko Haram Islamists, and the insurgency has forced state officials to impose a dusk-to-dawn curfew in several areas.</p> <p>The bus was reportedly speeding towards the city in order to beat the curfew when it crashed at roughly 5:00 pm (1600 GMT).</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130408/nigeria-bus-crash-kills-20" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Boko Haram Potiskum Yobe State AFP Mon, 08 Apr 2013 22:02:00 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5806000 at http://www.globalpost.com