Unidentified gunmen kill 19 in Central Nigeria

Gunmen on Thursday killed 19 people in a raid on a rural community in central Nigeria night, police said Friday.

The assailants, yet unidentified, attacked the village of Tawari in Kogi State, 100 kilometres south of the federal capital Abuja, and then set fire to the houses.

"They burned houses, a school, a church and the residence of the traditional chief," local police spokesman William Aya told AFP.

"Nineteen people were killed," he added.

Aya said the motive for the attack and th…

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