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Nine Killed in Attack on Central Nigeria Village

At least nine people were hacked to death when a tribal militia group attacked a rival village in the latest outbreak of communal violence in central Nigeria, witnesses said on Saturday. They said the militia, from a mainly Christian tribe, carried out the killings and burned several houses in the Muslim village of Mavo on Friday, in the latest of a series of clashes between Christians and Muslims in the Wase district of central Plateau state since 2001. Yahaya Adamu, who fled to the state capital Jos from Mavo, said three of his relatives were killed in the attack and many villagers were still missing. “I also saw six other dead bodies after the invasion,” Adamu told reporters. Police said four people were killed in the attack and the immediate cause of the violence was unclear. Full Story

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