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Nigeria: Attack on wedding venue kills 19

More than 30 also injured in attack that took place in country’s south

20.07.2020
Nigeria: Attack on wedding venue kills 19

ANKARA

At least 19 people have been killed in southern Nigeria, while more than 30 others were injured in an attack by suspected Fulani herdsmen, local media reported on Monday.

The attack reportedly took place on Sunday in Kukum Daji village of Kaura local government area, targeting a wedding party at one of the community houses, Yashen Sunday Titus, the head of the community, told local Daily Post news website.

The heavily armed attackers, he added, stormed the village and opened fire at the villagers, leaving many killed and injured.

A number of villagers also went missing following the attack, according to the report.

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