Central Nigeria Gun Attacks Kill 12: Police
Sumaira FH 2 months ago Tue 15th June 2021 | 06:40 PM
Jos, Nigeria, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 15th Jun, 2021 ) :At least 12 people were killed at the weekend in two gun attacks in central Nigeria, an area where tensions have been rising between nomadic herders and local farming communities, police and officials said.
"We received a report that 10 persons were shot dead in a drinking joint at Sabon Layi, Kuru in Jos South LGA by yet to be identified gunmen who drove in with a (Toyota) Hilux, shot sporadically and zoomed off," he said.
State Governor Simon Lalong said in a statement that 12 people were killed in Kuru and five more critically wounded.
In Jos, mainly Fulani herders have been attacked and their cattle killed in some incidents, leading to reprisal attacks on ethnic Berom and Irigwe farmers in the region.