North-west Nigeria attack death toll hits 130

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The death toll from an attack last week by gunmen in north-western Nigeria’s Kaduna State doubled to more than 130 people, the state governor said, adding the motive appeared to be ethnic.

Nasir el-Rufai told reporters police were still investigating the gunmen’s motive. The attack came the day before a presidential election was supposed to be held, but electoral authorities delayed the vote by a week due to logistic challenges.

There was no indication the attack was related to the election.