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38 killed in central north Nigeria


38 killed in central north Nigeria

LAGOS, June 24 (Xinhua) -- Two attack on villages in central north Nigeria's Kaduna State on Monday night claimed no fewer than 38 lives while scores of several others sustained injuries.

The attacks carried out simultaneously in Ankpon in Nandu district and Kabamu in Fadan Karshi all of Numana district in Sanga council area of the state by suspected Fulani herdsmen lasted till the next morning.

Confirming the incident, the Council Chairman, Emmanuel Adamu told Xinhua on telephone that no fewer than 21 persons were killed in Fadan Karshi and 17 in Nandu Adamu.

The chairman, who consoled with the effected families, appealed to people of the area to remain calm as adequate security measures had been put in place to halt further killings.

Meanwhile, the State Governor Mukhtar Yero, while condemning the attack, called on residents of the two villages to remain calm as security operatives had been deployed to the areas to maintain law and order.

Yero said the attack was provocative attempt by some unpatriotic people to cause confusion and unrest.