Gunmen kill Nigerian gold miners

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Gunmen killed more than 30 gold miners in a remote area of northern Nigeria, police said on Tuesday.

The attackers raided a camp of artisan miners late on Monday in the Maru area in the north-western state of Zamfara, police spokesman Muhammed Shehu said.

The gunmen stole nothing, he said, adding the motive for the attack was unclear.

In March gunmen attacked a camp in the same state, killing one miner in what a police official described as possible conflict between miners.



Nigeria has been trying to attract investment in its nascent mining sector but insecurity and a lack of data has dampened the appetite of foreign firms.