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Fourteen killed in armed attacks in Nigeria

Fourteen killed in armed attacks in Nigeria

Abuja, Aug 14 (UNI) At least 14 people were killed when gunmen attacked a village in the north- central state of Nigeria, police said.
Five otherc people opened fire during the incident on Wednesday in Ukuru village, Xinhua news agency quoted Wasiu Abiodun, a spokesman for the police, as saying on Thursday.
Abiodun said that the gunmen were suspected to be bandits.
According to Ashafa Maikera, leader of the village’s local vigilante group, they rode into the village on more than 50 motorcycles one night before the attack.
Maikera said so far 13 male bodies and one female body had been recovered following the attack.
The police said they have launched an investigation into the attack.
In June, at least 20 soldiers and more than 40 civilians have been killed, and hundreds injured in twin attacks in northeast Nigeria’s Borno state.
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