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Gunmen kill 5 in Nigeria

Gunmen on motorcycles have shot dead five people and injured several others in northeast Nigeria, the latest attack in the restive region, police said yesterday.

"Five people were killed in the attack on a group of people playing cards by gunmen riding on a motorcycle," said the police commissioner in Gombe state, Mohammed Sule.

He added that the attack in the Bagadaza neighbourhood of the state capital, Gombe city, was carried out by two assailants and that several people were injured, without providing figures.

Gombe has seen a series of targeted shootings in recent months, with some blamed on Boko Haram Islamists, an extremist group based in the neighbouring state of Borno.

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