30 people killed in attack on cattle herders in northeast Nigeria -police official

by Reuters
Tuesday, 21 November 2017 19:38 GMT

BAUCHI, Nigeria, Nov 21 (Reuters) - Unidentified attackers killed more than 30 cattle herders in the northeastern Nigerian state of Adamawa, a police spokesman said on Tuesday.

The attack, in the Numan area of Adamawa, began on Sunday night and fighting continued into Monday morning, said Othman Abubakar, a police spokesman for the state, adding that an investigation was underway. He gave no further details.

Earlier on Tuesday, a suicide bomber killed 50 worshippers during morning prayers in a mosque in the town of Mubi in northeastern Nigeria, police said, in one of the deadliest attacks in the region in years. (Reporting by Ardo Hazzad in Bauchi; Writing by Paul Carsten; Editing by Gareth Jones)

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