Six killed as gun­men launch at­tack on vil­lage

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Gun­men on camels and horses killed six peo­ple in a vil­lage in north-east Nige­ria, a re­gion be­set by ex­trem­ist at­tacks. “Armed ban­dits” launched a predawn at­tack on Thurs­day on Al­jan­naru, a vil­lage in Adamawa state, be­fore en­coun­ter­ing a lo­cal self-de­fence group, po­lice spokesman Suleiman Nguroje said. They “clashed with some hunters, which led to the killing of six [peo­ple]”, Mr Nguroje said. Ban­dit at­tacks in north­ern Nige­ria have in­creased in re­cent years, tar­get­ing re­mote ar­eas and live­stock. Vil­lages in south­ern Adamawa have also been at­tacked by Boko Haram militants, lead­ing to an in­crease in self-de­fence groups to fight them.

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