Gangs of armed youths in the Nigerian city of Jos attacked Muslims as they gathered to celebrate the last day of Ramadan, killing a number of them and burning their cars, witnesses and the military said.

“The Muslim faithful went for their Eid prayers and on completion of the prayers they were trapped by the youths in that area,” Brigadier General Hassan Umaru, commander of the military Special Task Force keeping security in Jos, told Reuters news agency on Monday.

“They burnt some cars, quite a number a of cars. The number of people killed, I can’t give that yet. We are still checking with local hospital sources,” he said.

The head of a search-and-rescue team for the Muslim community reported nine dead and 106 people wounded.

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