Nigeria: Gunmen kill 10 villagers after Christmas revelry

Nigeria: Gunmen kill 10 villagers after Christmas revelry

Sunday, December 28, 2014 6:01 pm

At least ten people were killed on Saturday by yet to be identified gunmen at Tattaura village in northern Nigeria’s Kaduna State, Xinhua quoting security sources reported today.

During the raid which started at about 10:00 p.m. local time on Saturday, according to a witness, five other people were said to have sustained serious injuries and were rushed to Akwanga General Hospital in neighboring Nasarawa State.

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The attack came shortly after the community celebrated Christmas with fanfare.

Security sources who declined to be named said the community usually organized dances amongst children, youths and the aged during the yuletide in the area.

Local government chairman in charge of the Nasiru Harande area, who also confirmed the attack, described the incident as “unfortunate” and said the attackers fled to an unknown destination.

Mike Sanga, a community leader from the area, said the attack took place in a shop where some men were relaxing after a hectic dance.

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