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Six people have been killed in northern Nigeria’s Kaduna state, with herdsmen suspected of committing the attack in the restive region, a former lawmaker and an official said Monday.

A long-running battle over land and grazing rights has left hundreds dead in central and northern Nigeria.

The violence occurred between Saturday and Sunday in Goska, near Kafanchan, despite a 24-hour curfew following incessant clashes between herdsmen and local farmers, they said.

“We lost six people, including my 17-year-old daughter who was one year to her graduation from secondary school,” said Gideon Morik, a former member of the state house of assembly.

“The gunmen we suspect to be Fulani herdsmen attacked the village late Saturday into Sunday,” he said, adding that the attackers wounded many people and destroyed houses before fleeing.

Governor Nasir El-Rufai condemned the attack in a statement on Monday, vowing to find the killers.

President Muhammadu Buhari, a Muslim, has proposed setting up grazing reserves to address disputes.

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