world-news

60 killed in Nigerian village attacks

Abuja, June 19 : At least 60 people were killed in Nigeria Tuesday when some gunmen stormed four villages of Zamfara state early morning, residents and security sources said.


About 100 gunmen, first stormed Kizara village around 3.00 a.m. and began attacking the residence of poor villagers. In the process, an unknown number of people were killed, including the District Head of Kizara, Bello Ibrahim, who was brutally murdered in front of his wives and children, reported Xinhua citing the source.

The four affected villages were namely Kizara, Shemori, Danjibga, and Keita, said a source living in one of the affected areas.

A security source said at least 60 people were reported dead in all the attacks carried out in these villages. The source, however, could not explain why gunmen unleashed these attacks on these villages.

Some suspected criminals had made it a point of duty to lay ambush for women and children especially on market days for several months, the source added.

A senior police official confirmed the incident but declined to give detail.

--IANS (Posted on 19-06-2013)

world-news headlines

'Most banned and challenged books' of 2013 revealed

Zuckerberg admits to ideas where Facebook got it wrong

NATO to step up presence near Russian borders amid Ukraine crisis

Brazil confirms Argentina friendly in China

New beer tequila cocktail 'lagerita' tickling tipplers' palates

Samsung set to launch Android smartwatch, Tizen smartphone this year

Greece's Golden Dawn party hails Hitler as 'great personality'

Malala portrait up for grabs at Christie's

World Cup LOC says protests possible but guarantees safety

Pervez Musharraf's plea against prosecutor's appointment rejected

Why funk music makes people want to dance

LeBron James leads 2013-2014 NBA jersey sales

Quick Links: Goa | Munnar | Pondicherry | Free Yearly Horoscope '2014

Comments

Your e-mail:


Your Full Name:


Type verification image:
verification image, type it in the box

Message:

Back to Top