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Six killed in central Nigeria attack

IANS | Abuja |

The Nigerian Police has confirmed that six people were killed and scores others injured following a predawn attack in the central state of Plateau.

Police on Sunday said that unknown gunmen, carrying sophisticated weapons, stormed the Taagbe village in the state’s Bassa local area, Xinhua reported. The attackers also razed at least 10 houses.

Plateau state police chief Udie Adie said the authorities are investigating the motive and identities of the attackers.

No group has claimed responsibility for the attack.

Plateau state is situated in Nigeria’s middle belt where the Muslim-dominated north and the Christian-majority south meet.

The state has witnessed some bomb blasts and constant rifts between Berom and Fulani herdsmen, with many, especially women and children, murdered in cold blood.

On September 7, around 19 people were killed and five others injured in an attack suspected to have been launched by armed herdsmen in a village in the Plateau state.