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Nigerian states arm locals against rise in attacks by armed groups

Al Jazeera, 10 Oct 2021
At least 20 people have been killed in Nigeria's Sokoto state when gunmen attacked a market.

Armed groups still disrupt life for millions in the country's northwest, but Nigeria is also facing growing insecurity across regions.

The military and police are stretched dealing with Boko Haram in the northeast, so-called bandits in the northwest, and criminal gangs in the south.


And as Al Jazeera's Ahmed Idris reports from Kaduna, Nigeria, state governors are arming local people to fight back.

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