Death toll rises in central Nigeria riots

YOLA, Nigeria — A local official says the death toll from riots that erupted in central Nigeria has risen from four to 10.

Abubakar Sadani, the councilor of a ward in Ibi in Taraba state, said Monday that ten people had died.

Ibi government chairman Isiaku Adamu had said Sunday at least four people were killed.

Adamu said the violence broke out after a Christian vigilante group killed a Muslim resident who insisted on going through their illegal checkpoint set up as a response to church attacks in other parts of the country.

A radical Islamist sect known as Boko Haram has claimed responsibility for most of these attacks.

Local police spokesman Amos Alaoye said calm had returned to the area on Monday after the deployment of troops.

More in Local News

Herald photos of the week

A weekly collection of The Herald’s top images by staff photographers and others.

This tale goes full circle

Courthouse courier’s stolen bicycle is recovered with the help of a marshal.

R U testing RUC?

The state has started its pilot of pay-per-mile taxes.

‘They understand us’: Explorer Middle students dig ‘The Club’

The Boys & Girls Club provides a growing on-site, after-school program in south Everett.

Driver hospitalized after I-5 rollover crash near Arlington

A medical problem is believed to have caused the accident.

Lynnwood plans $12M in sewer improvements

The city wants to be ready for an anticipated population boom around the mall and light rail.

Man struck, killed by Everett Transit bus Friday night

He was in the roadway between 75th Street SE and Beverly Boulevard when he was hit, police said.

Mom gives her $25,000 windfall to Marysville high schools

Among the beneficiaries is the drama club, which gets much-needed audio equipment.

Sky Valley honors its own

Civic and nonprofit groups in Sultan, Gold Bar, Index and Skykomish gather to recognize volunteers.

Most Read