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100 killed in Nigeria sectarian attacks

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At least 100 people were killed in the religiously divided centre of Nigeria this weekend, local officials said on Sunday, as tensions between Muslim-dominated herdsmen and mostly Christian farmers again turned deadly. 

A file picture taken on october 28, 2012 shows a Nigerian soldier standing guard next to the remains of a burnt car after a suicide attack in Kaduna

About 40 assailants armed with guns and machetes stormed the villages of Angwan Gata, Chenshyi and Angwan Sankwai, attacking locals in their sleep and torching their homes, Yakubu Bitiyong, a lawmaker at the Kaduna state parliament told AFP.

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