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Nigeria: Thousands living in fear as Zamfara armed bandits ramp up attacks

1 August 2018 • Armed bandits hold sway in rural parts of Zamfara state • At least 371 people killed since January and dozens of villages sacked Insecurity is escalating in northwest Nigeria’s Zamfara state, with daily killings and kidnappings by armed bandits leaving villagers in constant fear of attack, Amnesty International said today. Thousands of people have been displaced …

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British govt minister: Fulani herdsmen crises having a devastating impact & a major barrier to Nigeria’s development

17 July 2018 Baroness Goldie, a British government minister and government spokeswoman in the House of Lords, today admitted that the endless violence from Fulani herdsmen was “having a devastating impact on lives and communities as well as being a major barrier to Nigeria’s economic development, which does not help the people of Nigeria”. Goldie, whose official title as a …

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Jos: Nigeria’s epicentre of unrest over land and resources

The fight for fertile land and other resources between farmers and cattle herders in central Nigeria has forced hundreds from their homes. In Jos, central Nigeria’s Plateau State, food shortages are feared as the economy suffers because of the rising violence and lack of investment. Al Jazeera’s Ahmed Idris reports from Jos.   Follow @naijiant

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Iranian TV asks if the Nigerian authorities are doing enough to stop Fulani herdsmen violance

12 July 2018 Iran’s state-owned Press TV during its Africa Today programme yesterday discussed the persistent violent attacks in what it called Muslim Herders and Christian Farmers Clash in Nigeria. Host Amina Taylor asked her guests whether failure by the Nigerian authorities has led to unnecessary deaths.  The guests including commentators Adamu Awudu and Jameel Muhammed didn’t seem to have much …

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