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Banned weapons stoke deadly violence in Nigeria

9 June 2018 A flood of illegal small arms has swamped Nigeria, bringing with it a surge of violence that has left hundreds dead. Boko Haram Islamists, whose insurgency has killed at least 20,000 in the northeast since 2009, have long been reputed to have received weapons smuggled from North Africa. But a recent influx of small arms is also …

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Mayhem in Nigeria’s Middle Belt

Fighting between Nigerian farmers and herders is getting worse An age-old rivalry has grown deadlier, thanks to climate change, bad government and plentiful guns Maris Gidwell unwinds the bandage from her forearm and removes a wooden splint. Two fingers are missing. Her arm shakes as she tells how, as dawn broke, she heard shouts warning the residents of Lawaru, in …

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Nigeria is one of the countries where Christians face the greatest persecution – British MP Carol Monaghan

British MP Carol Monaghan, of the Scottish National Party (SNP) and representing Glasgow North West, said on Tuesday that “Nigeria is one of the countries where Christians face the greatest degree of persecution”.  The MP was speaking during a parliamentary debate in Westminster Hall on “Christians Overseas”. The debate was called by the Conservative MP for Croydon South, Chris Philp, asking …

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‘Buhari must wake up’ Nigeria’s bishops say after church attack

Nationwide protests were held this week in Nigeria to mark the funeral of two priests and 17 church members in Benue State. The government must do more to protect the people, Nigeria’s Catholic bishops say. Felicia Tabo slowly makes her way through the crowds of people. “I came all the way from Abuja,” Tabo says, pushing her way closer to the altar …

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Nigeria violence adds to pressure on President Muhammadu Buhari

Ex-general’s bid for re-election threatened by Boko Haram militants that he promised to destroy When armed militiamen killed dozens in an attack on an isolated village in northern Nigeria this month, it was seen as a sign of rising levels of violence across Africa’s most populous nation, not least because it was the third attack that week with a death …

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