Sixteen people were killed in an attack by gunmen in Nigeria's central state of Plateau.
Military sources said that the attack occurred in the village of Mushu, indicating that security personnel were deployed to prevent clashes in the region, as mutual killings between herders and farmers generally lead to attacks on villages.
Spokesman for the state governor Gyang Bere stressed that proactive measures will be taken by government to curb the ongoing attacks on innocent citizens.
The region, which often witnesses ethnic tensions, is located on the dividing line between northern and southern Nigeria, while it was not immediately clear what sparked the latest attack and who was responsible.
Attacks by gunmen are frequent in central and northern Nigeria, accompanied by kidnappings and killings of civilians. (QNA)
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