Islamists in Nigeria Brutally Murder North Korean and Nigerian Health Care Workers

Global Security News 13 February 2013
By Pierre Leblanc and Lee Jay Walker

In the last few days twelve health care workers have been brutally murdered by suspected Islamists in northern Nigeria. This applies to three separate attacks whereby nine Nigerian female vaccinators were gunned down in two incidents.

Their only crime was trying to stem the tide against polio but in the eyes of Islamists they are worthy to be killed. Meanwhile, three North Korean doctors have just been murdered whereby one was beheaded and the other two had their throats slit like animals for slaughter.

It is known that a militant Muslim cleric spoke out against the vaccination drive by whipping up fear. However, it isn’t clear if this is connected with both attacks because Islamists often murder people in parts of Nigeria. The brutal murder of female health care workers in Nigeria sadly resembles a similar massacre which took place in Pakistan by fellow Islamists. (continue reading...)