Nigeria ethnic violence kills 19, displaces 4,500

Police patrol the streets of Kaduna city, the capital of the same state, on April 28, 2011.  By Pius Utomi Ekpei (AFP/File)

Police patrol the streets of Kaduna city, the capital of the same state, on April 28, 2011. By Pius Utomi Ekpei (AFP/File)






KANO, Nigeria (AFP) – Weekend attacks on three communities in volatile and ethnically divided central Nigeria have left 19 people dead and displaced some 4,500 others, a local official said on Tuesday.

“From the death toll we’ve compiled, 19 people including women and children were killed by gunmen we suspect to be Fulani herdsmen in attacks on three communities on Saturday night through Sunday,” local government official Kumai Badu told AFP of the violence in the Kaura district, a remote area of Kaduna state.


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