Tuesday, 31 July 2012

Gunmen attack Nigerian VP`s residence,kill one

Nigerian VP Sambo

July 30 (Xinhua) -- The residence of Nigeria's Vice President Namadi Sambo in central north Kaduna state was attacked on Monday by unknown gunmen, killing a cobbler and injuring the policemen guarding the house.

Sambo's residence in Zaria, which is under construction, was razed during the post-election violence which claimed several lives across some part of the north last
April.Security sources told Xinhua that the three gunmen who came on a motor bike at about 11:00 a.m. local time opened fire on the mobile policemen attached to the
residence under construction. In the process, one of the policemen was shot on the leg and another one on the hand.

The source said a cobbler who was shinning shoes for one of the policemen attached to the residence was also hit by a bullet killing him on the spot. State police spokesperson
Abubakar Balteh told Xinhua that three gunmen stormed the residence, and opened fire on the policemen guarding the house but that they were repelled.Meanwhile, a team
of security operatives had taken over the entire vicinity where the house is located and hindered both human and vehicular movement in the area. (Xinhua)

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