Suspected herdsmen kill 45 villagers in central Nigeria

Monday, March 16, 2015
A Nigerian village [PHOTO: Jeremy Weate/Flickr/CC BY 2.0]
Kano, Nigeria: At least 45 villagers have been killed during an early morning raid by suspected herdsmen in in central Nigeria, media reports say.

No group has yet claimed responsibility for the assault.

As of now no arrest has been made yet but police are on the trail of the attackers who fled into the bush after the deadly raid, state police spokesman Austin Ezeani said. 

Experts oftentimes say the prime suspects of such attacks in the region are gangs from the Fulani herdsman.

Hundreds of people have been killed in attacks and reprisal attacks between farmers and ethnic Fulani herdsmen in the past few years in Benue state.
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