ABUJA, Nigeria Nigerian herdsmen armed with guns killed twenty farmers and wounded 8 other men and women in a mosque in the western central Niger condition this weekend, police stated on Monday.
Battling above land use among semi-nomadic cattle herders and much more settled communities, statements hundreds of life a calendar year in the center belt and in the north of Nigeria. Past calendar year, the federal government stated stopping assaults was a stability priority.
Bala Elkana, a spokesman for Niger condition police, stated the attack took place at about 05:00 a.m. (0400 GMT) on Saturday at Epogi group, in the Mokwa area of the condition.
“It was a clash among farmers and herders which experienced been to begin with dealt with but some herders felt unsatisfied and … they launched a reprisal attack on some villagers praying in a mosque,” Elkana stated. 3 men and women experienced been arrested, he stated.
Nigeria’s very poor transport and communications infrastructure can sluggish the pace at which reviews of situations in some rural communities are passed on.
(Reporting by Anamesere Igboeroteonwu in Onitsha Added reporting by Camillus Eboh in Abuja Creating by Alexis Akwagyiram Editing by Louise Eire)