News on abduction and killing in Nigeria’s north


Posted on 30 September 2021


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Authorities say armed militias attacked rural townships in two states in Nigeria's north, killing at least 32 people, the latest event in a spiralling cycle of violence in Africa's most populous country. Local officials and villagers told The Associated Press that the deaths and kidnapping of 24 people in Niger and Sokoto states were carried out by marauding gunmen known for kidnapping hundreds of school students and travellers for ransom across Nigeria's northwest and central regions. The attacks came just 48 hours after nearly 40 people were slain in the northern region, in what residents believe was the result of a long-running religious strife in Kaduna state between Muslim and Christian populations. Assailants stormed Muya local government area in north central Niger state on Tuesday morning, murdering 14 persons and kidnapping seven women, according to Garba Mohammed, the chairman of Munya LGA. The event was confirmed by a police representative to the Associated Press, but he had no other information.


Key Points


  • Authorities say armed militias attacked rural townships in two states in Nigeria's north, killing at least 32 people, the latest event in a spiralling cycle of violence in Africa's most populous country.

  • The event was confirmed by a police representative to the Associated Press, but he had no other information.

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