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Nigeria: Three people killed and 50 others kidnapped

At least three people were killed and another 50 were kidnapped on Tuesday in an attack carried out by unidentified armed persons against the Nigerian town of Bagega, located in the state of Zamfara (northwest), as confirmed by the authorities.

Residents in the town cited by the Nigerian newspaper ‘Punch’ have detailed that the assailants broke into the city aboard motorcycles, after which they opened fire indiscriminately and set numerous houses on fire.

Insecurity in Nigeria, previously centered in the northeast of the country – where Boko Haram and its splinter, Islamic State in West Africa (ISWA) operate – has spread in recent months to other areas of the north and northwest, making raise the alarm about the possible expansion of these terrorist and criminal networks.

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