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Officials in Nigeria’s north-western state of Kaduna say gunmen killed at least 23 villagers and injured others in a series of attacks on Tuesday.

The authorities say 10 of the victims were shot dead in a village in Birnin-Gwari area. One of the attackers was killed by villagers.

In a statement, Commissioner for Security Samuel Aruwan said the attackers also targeted four other areas.

He said security forces were on the trail of the armed men.

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It’s not clear who carried out the latest attacks, but Kaduna and several other states in the region are grappling with frequent attacks and kidnappings for ransom by armed criminal gangs.

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