Over 50 dead in bomb blast in central Nigeria
The injured were taken to hospital, where many of them are in critical condition.
The perpetrators of the bombings are still untraceable
New Delhi. More than 50 people tragically died in a bomb blast in central Nigeria, while many people were injured. The region is already known for its ethnic and religious tensions. The incident happened on Tuesday night between Nasarawa and Benue states in north central Nigeria. According to Reuters, several incidents of ethnic reprisals have come to light in central Nigeria, known as the Middle Belt. Due to the conflict between herders and farmers, many cases of violence have emerged. Earlier, there was news that 27 shepherds died in the bomb blast. But a Reuters report said 54 people died on the spot in the bomb blast while many others were injured. The death toll in the blast could rise further.
many people burned alive
Regarding the incident, local officials said it is not yet known who was involved in the bomb blast. The series of meetings of the security agencies continues continuously. Officials are trying to reduce tension locally after the incident. There are still reports of violence in the area where the explosion took place.
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Officials said the blast was very painful. Many people were burned alive there. The injured were admitted to hospital. Where the condition of many remains critical. It has been said that the death toll could rise further. At present, security agencies are engaged in the investigation of the bomb explosion.
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FIRST POST: January 26, 2023, 08:07 HST