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Nigeria blast: More than 50 herders killed in bomb blast in Central Nigeria, many others injured

The governor of Nasarawa, Abdullahi Sule, has so far not spoken about the death toll in the blast, nor has he said who may have been behind the explosion.

By Ruchi Upadhyay 
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Nigeria: Dozens of cattle herders and bystanders have been killed and many injured in a bomb blast in Nigeria’s north central region. An official of the state government gave this information on Wednesday. According to reports, the incident took place on Tuesday night between Nasarawa and Benue states in north central Nigeria.

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Tasiu Sulaiman, a spokesman for Nigeria’s Miyati Allah Cattle Breeders Association, said a group of Fulani herdsmen were moving their cattle from Benue to Nasarawa, where authorities confiscated the animals for violating anti-grazing laws. According to Reuters, Suleiman said at least 54 people died in the incident. A large number of people have been injured there.

Nasarawa Governor Abdullahi Sule has so far not spoken about the death toll in the explosion, nor has he said who may have been behind the explosion, but said he is meeting with security agencies to investigate. To ensure that the stress generated due to this incident can be reduced.

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