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Nigeria: 21 more killings in mounting attacks

On 24 July, in Zikpak, ten people were killed, and approximately 11 were seriously injured during an attack by armed assailants of Fulani extraction. One of the victims was a child aged five, whilst another was a 25-year-old man, who had recently graduated from an evangelical theological seminary and was about to be married.


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Fulani herdsman

The attackers also burnt down five houses and then attempted to set a local church building ablaze, but rain extinguished the flames. Six of the injured survivors are reportedly in specialist hospitals. According to local sources, security agents arrived at the scene well after the assailants had left (despite the fact that Zikpak is less than 2km away from a Joint Task Force base).