Armed group kills 9 in central Nigeria attack

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Armed group kills 9 in central Nigeria attack

At least nine people were killed earlier this week when a group of armed men attacked a community in central Nigeria, a local official said Tuesday, reported Xinhua.

The armed men wreaked havoc when they encircled the Aliko community in the Agatu local government area of Benue, in the country's central region, macheting residents, including a heavily pregnant woman, in the Sunday afternoon attack, Yakubu Ochepo, head of the local government area, told reporters.

More than 500 people were displaced and many others were wounded, Ochepo said, noting that "only seven corpses have been recovered so far by a local team of rescuers."

He lamented the attacks by armed groups in the Agatu area of the state since the beginning of the year, calling on the federal government to stem the tide of these attacks.

Armed attacks have been a primary security threat in several regions of Nigeria, leading to deaths and kidnappings in recent months.

Source: www.dailyfinland.fi

4 Comments
  1. Megan123 says

    It’s truly heartbreaking to hear about such senseless violence. The government must take immediate action to protect its citizens and prevent further tragedies like this from happening. My thoughts and prayers go out to the victims and their families.

  2. EmilySmith says

    It’s heartbreaking to hear about the senseless violence in central Nigeria. The government needs to take decisive action to protect its citizens and put an end to these atrocities.

  3. EmilyJohnson says

    It is heartbreaking to hear about the senseless violence in central Nigeria. The armed group responsible for this heinous attack must be brought to justice swiftly. My thoughts are with the victims and their families during this difficult time.

  4. Rebecca1990 says

    I strongly condemn the senseless violence perpetrated by armed groups in central Nigeria. It is heartbreaking to hear about the innocent lives lost and the community members displaced due to these inhumane acts of aggression. The government must take urgent measures to ensure the safety and security of all its citizens against such heinous attacks.

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