Gunmen storm Nigeria town, kill 5: police

  • AFP, Nigeria
  • Updated: Nov 25, 2013 01:16 IST

Some 300 gunmen stormed a mostly Christian village in central Nigeria on Sunday, killing five people and burning scores of homes, police said.

The early morning attack targeted the village of Kuka in Plateau state, which roughly falls on the dividing line between Nigeria’s mainly Christian south and predominately Muslim north.

“Five people were killed and many houses were burnt,” said Plateau’s police spokeswoman Felicia Anslem. “About 300 attackers invaded the community early on Sunday,” she added.

The decade-long mostly sectarian conflict in Plateau has left thousands dead.

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