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36 people killed in north central Nigeria

36 people killed in north central Nigeria
  • Sun Online Desk
  • 26th August, 2021 12:40:25 PM
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A week after 33 travellers were killed in an attack in Rubuka, Jos, in Nigeria’s Plateau state, 36 people have again been killed by gunmen in the same area.

The gunmen, said to be on a revenge mission over the August 14 killings of the 33 travellers, on Tuesday attacked Yelwa-zangam, behind the University of Jos, in Jos North Local Government, north central  Nigeria.

They destroyed the access bridge leading to the community before carrying out the raid at about 9pm. The gunmen destroyed property and burned houses.

Security operatives have gained access to the village as rescue operations commenced.

The Plateau State Police Command has yet to give details of the incident but the attack came after the military alleged a plot by some people to cause unrest in Jos.

 

Source: Agency