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5 Die, 2 Sustain Injuries As Gang Attacks North-central Nigeria Community

Suspected terrorists unleashed mayhem on residents of Gidan Sule village in Nasarawa State, leaving five persons dead and two injured.

Five persons were confirmed dead in an attack by suspected terrorists on Gidan Sule village in Nasarawa State,  North-central Nigeria on  Wednesday,  July 21,  2021.

Details of the attack were not immediately available but Rahman Nansel, police spokesperson in the state, said four bodies were recovered by the police after the attack while three injured persons were taken to a hospital for treatment.

Nansel in a statement issued on Thursday, July 23, 2021 disclosed that one of the injured persons later died at the hospital. 

He disclosed that Bola Longe, the state’s Police Commissioner has deployed Dankwano D. Wilson, an Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) to fish out those behind the attack. 

Like Northwest and Northeast,  North-central Nigeria has become a hotbed for insecurity as armed gangs continue to raid villages and kill residents.

On Tuesday evening, July 20, 2021, HunAngle reported how  an armed gang suspected to be members of the notorious Bonta Boys killed a traditional ruler, abducted villagers, and  burnt 50 houses in Ochoro community, Oju Local Government Area in Benue State, North-central Nigeria.

HumAngle reported that aid workers and volunteers were attacked and killed in the same state earlier this week.

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