February 8th, 2013
08:30 AM ET

9 in vaccine team killed in Nigeria

Nine polio vaccinators were killed Friday morning in the northern Nigerian city of Kano, a police spokesman told CNN.

The victims, eight women and one man, were working for a government program established to vaccinate people across Nigeria. The killings are under investigation; police said they have no suspects.

According to the World Health Organization, Nigeria is one of only three countries in the world that have never stopped transmission of polio, along with Pakistan and Afghanistan.

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  1. Sam

    No, that isn't the reason: they are the 'Talibans' of Nigeria, seeking to reverse whatever progress the country has made, in terms of civilisation, back to stone age. You must have read of 'Boko Haram" islamists.

    February 8, 2013 at 9:01 am | Report abuse |
  2. Dr Shahamat

    Very unfortunate incidence,polio must b eradicated from whole World.

    February 8, 2013 at 9:10 am | Report abuse |
  3. infidelbob

    You are both right. It is the Nigerian Taliban who believe the polio vaccination is really a western plot to sterilize them all.

    February 8, 2013 at 9:11 am | Report abuse |
  4. Kevin

    Who is going to be the first to somehow blame this on Israel or the US?

    February 8, 2013 at 9:11 am | Report abuse |
    • kz

      Easy – the US used vaccinations as a pretense to get DNA of the people living in Bin Laden's hideout.

      February 8, 2013 at 9:23 am | Report abuse |
    • Mohammed

      Killing of aid workers routinely happens in the Islamic Republic of Pakistan. And now it is happening in in Nigeria where the majority of people follow Islam. Let's think very hard who can possibly be responsible for killing aid workers.

      February 8, 2013 at 10:37 am | Report abuse |
  5. Ed

    Islamists have no mercy even for kids who may suffer from a horrible disease like Polio without the vaccine.

    February 8, 2013 at 12:58 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Ghost of Darcula

    Islamic Jihad strikes again.
    This time in Nigeria on aid workers.
    Jesus Saves.
    It is still not too late Abu.

    February 8, 2013 at 4:37 pm | Report abuse |