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Death toll in central Nigeria violence rises to 48: Army

AFP , Friday 28 Jun 2013
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The death toll from violence in ethnically divided central Nigeria has risen to at least 48, with dozens of homes also burnt, a military spokesman said Friday.

"We now have a total of 48 dead from the attacks on three villages," Captain Salisu Mustapha, spokesman for a military task force in the region, told AFP of Thursday's violence. He said the dead included 28 residents and 20 assailants killed by soldiers who responded.

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