LAGOS, March 13 (Xinhua) -- Security has been beefed up in central north Nigeria's Kaduna state border with neighboring Plateau following fresh attack by suspected herdsmen on Tuesday which left 25 people dead in Bassa area of the state.
Governor of Kaduna, Nasir El-Rufai, on Tuesday directed that security agencies in the state to collaborate with their colleagues to forestall spill over to the state.
He said it was unfortunate that certain elements in the border communities succumbed to the tragic cycle of attack and reprisal.
The governor also directed security agencies to work hand in hand with their Plateau State counterparts to ensure that those that killed are arrested and brought to justice.
Plateau police spokesman Terna Tyopev on Tuesday told reporters in Jos that 25 people were killed in an attack on Dundu, a community in the state.
Plateau State is situated in Nigeria's middle belt where the Muslim-dominated north and the Christian-majority south meet.
On March 7, 2010, members of local Muslim and Christian communities fought each other in revenge for previous killings.
The state has witnessed some bomb blasts and constant rifts between Berom and Fulani herdsmen, with many, especially women and children, murdered in cold blood.