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Armed bandits kill 14, injure 20 in central Nigeria

MARKURDI, Nigeria (The Informant247) – Armed bandits, suspected to be herders, killed 14 people and injured another 20 in an attack on a community in Nigeria’s Benue state, locals said.

The suspected herdsmen heavily armed stormed Mchia – a settlement in Logo local government area – in the late hours of Wednesday.

“They surrounded houses and shot indiscriminately. In a melee that ensured, some people attempted to escape and were gunned down by the suspected herdsmen,” a local identified only as Unongo said.

Chairman of Logo local government council Mrs.Salome Shiden confirming the incident, said the matter had been reported to security agencies.

Hundreds of people have been killed in central Nigeria since last year, in attacks the government attributes to bandits – a loose term for gangs of outlaws carrying out robberies and kidnappings. Also, farmer-herder crises had killed and displaced thousands in the region.

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