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26 dead in central Nigeria attacks

| Updated: February 28, 2020 11:50:09

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A total of 26 people were killed in recent attacks in Nigeria’s central Plateau State, local police said Monday.

Up to 190 houses were damaged or destroyed following the attacks by unknown gunmen across two local areas of the state on Jan 26-28, the police said in a statement.

Scores of people were wounded in the attacks, and at least five communities in Bokkos and Mangu were under intense attacks during the period, Xinhua reported citing the statement.

“In the attacks, 14 persons were killed in Kwatas, four at Sabon Barki … one at Changet community,” and seven “were killed at Marish community,” it said.

So far, some 11 suspects have been arrested in connection with the attacks, and a further investigation was underway, said the statement.

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