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160 People in Central Nigeria Reportedly Killed In Bandit Attacks

BOKKOS, NIGERIA — Armed groups have killed at least 160 people in central Nigeria in a series of attacks on villages, local government officials said Monday.

The toll marked a sharp rise from the initial figure reported by the army Sunday evening of just 16 dead in a region plagued for several years by religious and ethnic tensions.

“As many as 113 persons have been confirmed killed as Saturday hostilities persisted to [the] early hours of Monday morning,” Monday Kassah, head of the local government in Bokkos, Plateau State, told AFP.

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