Nigeria: Eight security personnel killed in ambush

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Gunmen killed eight Nigerian security personnel, including three policemen and five vigilantes, in an ambush in a central state, a local government spokesman said on Sunday. In the attack on Saturday, gunmen “suspected to be bandits ambushed and killed eight security officers in Ajaokuta local government area”, Onogwu Muhammed, Kogi state governor’s spokesman, said in a statement. No group claimed responsibility for the attack but Kogi has seen an uptick in attacks recently, including some claimed by Islamic State jihadists operating outside their usual base in the northeast. Security will be …

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