Gunmen kill 66 in northern Nigeria ahead of election

ABUJA, Feb. 15 — Nigerian authorities said on Friday that 66 people were killed by unidentified gunmen in the northern state of Kaduna on the eve of the country’s presidential election.
The Kaduna state government said in a statement that eight settlements were attacked early Friday, with 22 children and 12 women among the victims.
The state government said the cause of the violence was unclear, and warned against any reprisal attacks.