At least 86 killed in central Nigeria attack

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ABUJA (Xinhua) – At least 86 people have been confirmed killed following a coordinated attack on 11 villages in Nigeria’s central state of Plateau on Saturday. The coordinated attack by suspected gunmen mostly affected Razat, Ruku, Nyarr, Kura and Gana-Ropp villages of Gashish District in Barkin Ladi area of Plateau, Terna Tyopev, the spokesman for Plateau police, said. Plateau State governor Simon Lalong, who described the attack as “devastating,” has charged security agencies to double their efforts toward ending the attacks on rural communities in the state.

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