At least 30 children killed in Nigeria over brutal interethnic clashes - Police

# 03:13
22 November 2017

The attacks by the armed gangs in the Shafaran, Shawal, Gumara, Kikam, and Kadamti villages reportedly occurred in the early hours of Monday, APA reports quoting Sputnik.

At least 30 women and children of the Fulani ethnic group have been killed in Numan district of Nigeria’s northeastern Adamawa state by suspected members of the Bachama ethnic group, spokesman of Adamawa police command said.


‘’Thirty Fulani [ethnic group] children and women were killed during the attacks in Numan villages by suspected Bachama farmers and already investigation has commenced to arrest the suspects,’’ Othman Abubakar said as quoted by the local Premium Times newspaper.

The newspaper also suggested that the Bachama youths had been threatening herdsmen in the area to leave the territories.


The incident is another major attack on Nigeria’s civilians over the past days.


On Tuesday, at least 50 people were killed by a suicide attack in a mosque in the city of Mubi in northeastern Nigeria.