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Title:Herders against Farmers: Nigeria's Expanding Deadly Conflict
Author:International Crisis Group
Year:2017
Issue:252
Pages:30
Language:English
Series:ICG Africa report
City:Brussels
Publisher:International Crisis Group
Geographic term:Nigeria
Subjects:pastoralists
farmers
land conflicts
violence
Link:https://www.crisisgroup.org/africa/west-africa/nigeria/252-herders-against-farmers-nigerias-expanding-deadly-conflict
Abstract:Violent conflicts between nomadic herders from northern Nigeria and sedentary agrarian communities in the central and southern zones have escalated in recent years and are spreading southward, threatening the country's security and stability. With an estimated death toll of approximately 2,500 people in 2016, these clashes are becoming as potentially dangerous as the Boko Haram insurgency in the north east. Yet to date, response to the crisis at both the federal and state levels has been poor. President Muhammadu Buhari's administration and affected state governments need to work together, taking immediate steps to shore up security for herders and farmers, strengthening conflict-resolution mechanisms and initiating longer-term efforts to reform livestock management practices, address negative environmental trends and curb cross-border movements of both cattle rustlers and armed herders.
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