10 killed in fresh attack on farmers in NigeriaStaff Writer | January 8, 2018
Nigerian officials announced that 59 victims of recent violence between herders and farmers - including 10 killed on Saturday - will be buried in a mass grave on Thursday.
Africa The victims of the killings
Police in Benue earlier confirmed 10 people killed in a fresh round of violence in north-central Nigeria, days after authorities blamed herders for the killing of at least 21 people in two local government areas.
Moses Iyamu, a police spokesman, said Saturday that the killings occurred in the farming village of Tse Akombo in the Mbamiage district ward of Logo - one of the two council areas also hit last week.
The victims of the killings ranged from a 7-year-old child to a 70-year-old man, according to Iyamu.
A riot police team has been deployed in the area, he added. ■