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Nigeria: At least 15 killed by cattle rustlers who attacked village

In Nigeria, at least 15 people have been killed by cattle rustlers who attacked a village northwestern state of Zamfara.

A police spokesman today said the victims were killed late yesterday in Zakuna village in what appeared to be a reprisal attack. The spokesman said the cattle rustlers had been repelled in an attack earlier in the day but regrouped.

Cattle rustlers have killed scores of people in Zamfara state since January amid growing tensions in the area. Some 26 persons were reportedly killed in similar violence in late May in Gidangoga area of the state.

Source: AIR