Shooting Incident in North-Central Nigeria: 21 Killed, 7 injured

The latest in a string of violent incidents targeting isolated settlements in the West African country, at least 21 killed and 7 injured people in a shooting incident in north-central Nigeria early on Thursday.

Shooting Incident in North-Central Nigeria: 21 Killed, 7 injured
Shooting Incident in North-Central Nigeria: 21 Killed, 7 injured

Latest in a String of Violent Incidents: Shooting Incident in North-Central Nigeria

The shooting incident in north-central Nigeria started when group of gunmen entered the village of Heipang in the Plateau state. Majority of the victims in the shooting incident in north-central Nigeria were asleep. They murdered the mother, father, and children, five persons in one particular household.

Jacob Dadi claimed that after 17 victims were found, more individuals were also found dead in shooting incident in north-central Nigeria, and the assailants escaped to the neighboring scrub land, which serves as their hiding place. A local youth group, Berom Youth Movement reported, 21 persons had been killed in total and seven more had been injured in the shooting incident in north-central Nigeria. Police verified the attack took place but were unable to provide any information regarding victims of shooting incident in north-central Nigeria.

In many areas of north-central Nigeria, such attacks have grown commonplace. Several armed groups target villages with weak security, killing or kidnapping locals and visitors for ransom. Heipang residents blamed Fulani herders of shooting incident in north-central Nigeria, who had taken up arms following decades of conflict with farming villages over access to limited resources including land and water. With more than 100 fatalities in the state in recent months, Plateau is among the regions where these attacks occur the most frequently.

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