KANO (AFP) – Two motorcycle-riding gunmen killed a Christian couple and their child as they were on their way to church on Sunday in Kano, police and residents said.
“Two gunmen on a motorcycle opened fire on the car, killing the woman and her child on the spot while her husband died later in hospital,” Kano State police spokesman Magaji Majia told AFP.
He said the couple’s other child escaped unhurt in the shooting in the Kwanar Masallachi neighbourhood on the outskirts of the city.
Residents said the victims were Christians on their way to church for the Sunday service.
On November 17, gunmen on a motorcycle shot dead a lawmaker at a meeting spot in the same area, prompting a dusk-to-dawn curfew to stem the wave of similar attacks.
Boko Haram carried its deadliest ever attack in Kano in January, killing at least 185 people, and has been blamed for scores of drive-by killings in the city.