Toll rises in central Nigeria attacks to 198


The death toll from a series of attacks on villages in central Nigeria has climbed to almost 200, local authorities said Wednesday.

Armed groups launched attacks between Saturday evening and Tuesday morning in Nigeria's Plateau State.

Authorities had previously put the death toll at 163.

During a meeting with Nigeria's vice president on Wednesday, Monday Kassah, head of the local government in Bokkos, Plateau State, said that 148 Bokkos villagers had been killed in the attacks.

At least 50 people were also reported dead in several villages in the Barkin Ladi area, according to Dickson Chollom, a member of the state parliament.

Source(s): AFP
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