18 September 2011
Nigeria say three people have been killed and eight others wounded in an attack on northern village in that saw the worst of post-election violence in the oil-rich nation in April, associated Press reports. This comes as the Federal government sends 1,300 additional riot police to the violence-wracked central Plateau state to quell deadly unrest and sectarian violence, an army spokesman said on Sunday. Kaduna State
The attack happened early Sunday in the Bitaro
state. Villagers said gunmen surrounded their homes and opened fire on the Christian village. village of Kaduna
State police commissioner Balla Nasarawa confirmed Sunday that the attack took place, but declined to offer further details. He said no arrests have been made.
has sent 1,300 additional riot police to the violence-wracked central Plateau state to quell deadly unrest and sectarian violence, an army spokesman said on Sunday. Nigeria
Extra army, air force and navy troops will also be deployed within the week, a spokesman of the special task force (STF), army captain Charles Ekeocha, told journalists.