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Gunmen kill 15 in Nasarawa

07 June 2013, 11:04

Lafia- The Nasarawa State Police Command said on Thursday that 15 people were killed when unknown gunmen attacked Agatu settlement in Rukubi Village in Ekye Development Area of Lafia.

The Commissioner of Police, Umar Shehu, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lafia that the village was attacked on Tuesday and that no arrest had been made.

He said that investigation into the matter had commenced.

It was learnt that houses, cars and motorcycles were also burnt and the cause of the attack was not yet known.

The Spokesman of Ekye Development Area, Mustapha Ayaga, told NAN that the death toll in recurring attacks in the area had risen to 40.

Ayaga said that the attackers dressed in a uniform had sophisticated weapons, including AK-47 and explosives.

NAN reports that the state's Deputy Governor, Damshi Luka, has since visited the village to assess the incident.



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