Police Say 21 Persons Killed In Separate Attacks In Plateau Villages

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Jos, Plateau - August 10 (Mediaage NG News) – Police in Plateau state say at least 21 persons were killed in separate attacks on two villages in the state on Thursday, despite an ongoing military operation aimed at stemming attacks that have killed several hundred people since May.

Seventeen people were shot dead when gunmen stormed a community in Barkin Ladi early on the day.

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No fewer than four died a short time later in a similar attack nearby.Civil society groups blame ethnic Fulani herders for the killings, which they say are aimed at displacing indigenous farming communities so the herders can seize their lands.

It’s unclear if Fulani groups have commented on the accusations.

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