[QODLink]
Africa

Scores killed in Nigeria ethnic violence

At least 48 people killed in tribal fighting sparked by cattle rustling in central Nigeria.

Last Modified: 28 Jun 2013 10:48
Email Article
Print Article
Share article
Send Feedback

At least 48 people have been killed in ethnic violence in central Nigeria, a military spokesman has said.

"We now have a total of 48 dead from the attacks on three villages," Captain Salisu Mustapha, spokesman for a military task force in the region, told AFP on Friday.

He said the dead included 28 residents and 20 assailants killed by soldiers who responded to the violence on Thursday.

Community leaders say the violence began after a spate of cattle thefts in Nigeria's central Plateau state.

Thousands of people in Nigeria have been killed in similar violence since 1999.

97

Source:
Agencies
Email Article
Print Article
Share article
Send Feedback
Topics in this article
People
Country
Featured on Al Jazeera
Muslim volunteers face questioning and threat of arrest, while aid has been disrupted or blocked, charities say.
Six months on, outrage and sorrow over the mass schoolgirl abduction has disappeared - except for families in Nigeria.
ISIL combatants seeking an 'exit strategy' from Mideast conflict need positive reinforcement back home, analysts say.
European nation hit by a wave of Islamophobia as many young fighters join ISIL in Syria and Iraq.
Featured
Lack of child protection laws means abandoned and orphaned kids rely heavily on the care of strangers.
At least 25 tax collectors have been killed since 2012 in Mogadishu, a city awash in weapons and abject poverty.
Since she was 16-years-old, Scottish Nationalist Party's Sturgeon has strove for independence from the UK.
Armed group's ransom success with German hostages marks a re-emergence, as authorities investigate ISIL links.
Western nations are moving into the resource-rich country after decades of disinterest, challenging China's interests.