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Nigeria imposes curfew in the center of the country after 23 people were killed


Nigeria announced the imposition of a curfew in the center of the country after clashes between farmers and livestock breeders on the outskirts of the city of Jos killed 23 people last Saturday evening.

 

President Muhammadu Buhari said in a statement, "The current incident goes beyond the confrontation between farmers and herdsmen. It is a disgraceful attack with devilish motives."

 

For his part, said police spokesman Oba Ogaba, "A group of attackers, suspected to be from the Irigoy youth, attacked a convoy of five buses."

 

Police announced an initial death toll of 22 from 90 passengers, but the number rose to 23.

 

In turn, state Governor Simon Lalong confirmed in a statement that "23 people died after the attack, and 23 others suffered from various injuries."

 

Lalong imposed a curfew in a number of areas, starting from six in the evening until six in the morning, expressing his concern about the constant tension and the efforts of some people to enforce the law themselves.

 

The police revealed that 20 people suspected of involvement in the attack had been arrested, while 33 others were rescued

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