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Insecurity in Nigeria: Fighting on all fronts

Bad governance has bred uprisings from Boko Haram to Biafra Apr 2nd 2016 THE prayers of Gyang Dahoro take on a decidedly political note. A dozen local chiefs, resplendent in traditional Nigerian dress, nod approvingly as he calls for protection from the “terrorists” who have “made us refugees in our own land”. The worshippers are Christians of the Berom tribe, …

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Solomon Arase and the Nigerian Police Farce

The Inspector-General of Police denied that over 300 people were killed by Fulani herdsmen in Agatu Local Government Area of Benue State. The herdsmen were reported to have invaded towns in the area from 23 February and massacred dozens of people over several days. Police chief Arase said in Minna, Niger State: “I was around, I travelled to Makurdi, I …

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The Nigerian War That’s Slaughtered More People Than Boko Haram

The fight between Muslim herdsmen and mostly Christian farmers has killed more than 60,000 people in the last 15 years. It’s a situation jihadists mean to exploit. JOS, Nigeria — It may well have been the bloodiest seven days in recent times. In north-central Nigeria, cattle herders and four farming communities armed with guns and machetes waged pitched battles last …

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Buhari still supports ancient cattle rearing techniques

President Muhammadu Buhari was interviewed by NTA News while in Doha, Qatar and was asked about the recent clashes between Fulani herdsmen and farmers that has resulted in about 500 deaths in Agatu Local Government Area of Benue State in central Nigeria. Watch the interview here: Buhari said the problem of herdsmen and farmers is “as old as Nigeria”. He …

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Nigeria: Herding for disaster

Every once in a while, a combination of events is served up to demonstrate how dysfunctional the Nigerian state is. On Tuesday 23 February dozens of gunmen, suspected to be Fulani herdsmen, invaded several towns in Agatu Local Government Area of Benue State and reportedly massacred up to 300 people. The federal government carried on like nothing happened as President …

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Buhari, Fulani herdsmen and dereliction of duty

Two incidents in Nigeria involving deaths summed up President Muhammadu Buhari’s gross dereliction of duty. Armed Fulani herdsmen killed 15 farmers yesterday in Udeni Ruwa district, Nasarawa Local Government Area of Nararawa state. And Abdul Atta, a retired permanent secretary in the old Northern Region from nearby Kogi State died. Buhari sent his condolences on Atta’s death and had nothing …

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Is climate change fuelling the Fulani herdsmen crisis?

President Muhammadu Buhari has ignored the clashes between Fulani herdsmen and farmers across Nigeria that have led to an estimated over 2000 deaths this year alone. Buhari has been in Paris for the past couple of days on a climate change conference, but has been reticent about its deadly effects in Nigeria. We hope that now that the foreign media …

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