At least 13 people were killed March 17 by armed herdsmen near Nigeria’s central city of Jos, close to where hundreds of people have died in ethic and religious clashes this year. Most of the victims of the raid on the village of Byei in the Riyom region of Nigeria’s Plateau state were women and children, state radio reported. “I can confirm that 13 people have died while six others have been critically injured,” Gregory Yenlong, the state’s information commissioner, said. Yvonne Ndege, Al Jazeera’s correspondent in Abuja, the Nigerian capital, said: “We know that the attack was executed by Muslim Fulani herdsmen on a Christian community.” One of the most worrying things we’re hearing is that some of those who survived the attacks are alleging that some of the attackers were dressed in Nigerian military fatigues.” She said the military was preparing a statement and would likely deny any involvement in the attack. (Al Jazeera)

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