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73 People Killed in Violence Between Herdsmen and Farmers Laid to Rest in Mass Burial

73 People Killed in Violence Between Herdsmen and Farmers Laid to Rest in Mass Burial

🕔09:58, 12.Jan 2018

“Something that is disturbing that I have heard about is linking those developments to the fact that a Fulani man is president and so, he is brooking such kind of evil acts,” said the president’s spokesman, Femi Adesina, this week, adding that such violence predated Buhari’s administration. The herdsmen are mostly Muslim and the settled farmers are often Christian.

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Herdsmen Killings Not President Buhari’s Fault: Malam Garba Shehu Tells Nigerians

Herdsmen Killings Not President Buhari’s Fault: Malam Garba Shehu Tells Nigerians

🕔16:35, 10.Jan 2018

Shehu also said Buhari held the view, as many experts also do, that these conflicts are more often than not caused by major demographic changes in Nigeria, recalling that when Nigeria attained independence, the population of the country was estimated at about 63 million. “Today, the population is estimated at close to 200 million, while the land size has not changed and will not change. Urban sprawl and development have simply reduced land area both for peasant farming and cattle grazing.

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Shehu Sani to Buhari: Stop Pampering Fulani Herdsmen

Shehu Sani to Buhari: Stop Pampering Fulani Herdsmen

🕔19:59, 9.Jan 2018

Shehu Sani, the senator representing Kaduna Senatorial District, has urged President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration to stop protecting Fulani herdsmen, saying their murderous attacks on farmers in various parts of the country have eroded the integrity of the government. Mr. Sani’s offered his advice in a press statement issued on Sunday. Titled “Herdsmen and Helmsmen”, the statement condemned the repeated horrors visited on farmers by the herdsmen.

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