Wednesday, May 15, 2013

11 killed in central Nigeria village attack

KADUNA, Nigeria, May 14 (Xinhua) -- At least 11 people were killed on Tuesday in an attack on a village in central north Nigeria, according to security sources.

Gunmen suspected to be Fulani herdsmen struck Zangang Village in Kaduna State. The raid also left several people missing and a number of others injured, who were taken to the Jos University Teaching Hospital for treatment, the sources told Xinhua.

Many houses including the residence of the district head were razed.

A Xinhua reporter in the state said the attack followed an assault on Sunday by gunmen who wore mask and rode on bikes. The attackers were averted by soldiers.

Last month, the village was raided by suspected herdsmen who killed 19 people and injured several others.

The state government has condemned the attacks, saying measures would be taken to forestall future occurrence.

State Governor Mukhtar Yero said the state is working out a possible solution to the problem of the area.

2013-05-15 04:40:57

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