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Nigeria: Gunmen kill 12 in 4 assaults

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At the very least 12 folks have been killed and a number of other others injured or kidnapped in a sequence of assaults in northeast and central Nigeria, police and officers mentioned on Monday.

Insecurity is a serious concern in Africa’s most populous nation as a brand new president is to be sworn in subsequent month following an opposition-contested election.

Within the state of Adamawa (northeast) unidentified gunmen burst into the village of Dabna within the district of Hong, and killed three folks, in accordance with the spokesman of the native police Suleiman Nguroje, who added that homes had been burned.

No group had claimed accountability for the assault on Monday. However Boko Haram jihadists commonly launch assaults within the area from their lair within the Sambisa forest in neighbouring Borno state.

Additionally on Monday, suspects attacked localities in central Kogi State. The governor’s spokesman, Muhammed Onogwu, claimed {that a} native politician was killed and others had been “affected by this terrible and unlucky assault”.

Gunmen entered a church within the village of Akenawe-Tswarev in east-central Benue state on Sunday, killing one worshiper and kidnapping three others, in accordance with native official Salome Tor.

Two different folks had been critically injured and are hospitalized, in accordance with the identical supply, which didn’t give particulars on the attainable individuals chargeable for the assault. Benue State has been the scene of violence between herders and farmers for years.

In central-western Niger state on Saturday, armed males attacked a number of villages in Mashegu and Munya districts, killing no less than seven folks and abducting 26 others, in accordance with an area official.

President Muhammadu Buhari, who leaves workplace in Could, leaves to his successor Bola Tinubu a rustic that has to take care of a jihadist insurgency within the northeast, prison gangs within the northwest and middle and secessionist unrest within the South East.