Gunmen kill 9 in Nigeria

2013-07-10 14:15

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Cape Town - Gunmen have killed at least nine people in attacks on three villages in Nigeria's Mid East region, the local Daily Times newspaper reported Wednesday.

The reason for the attacks on the villages in the district of Nzorov, in Benue state, remains unknown, according to police spokesman Daniel Ezeala. Scores of residents have fled to neighbouring villages.

It was the third such attack this month alone in the area of Guma, in which Nzorov is located.

Fulani herdsmen killed 34 people in Akuroko village in Guma on Monday, according to newspaper reports. Three days earlier, more than 20 people died during clashes between Fulani herdsmen and Tiv farmers in Iyordye Akaahena village, also located in Guma.

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