Nigeria Army Deployed to 3 States Hits by Deadly Herdsmen Violence

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  • January 11, 2018

The Nigerian Army has made deployments to three states hit by deadly violence as a result of clashes between herdsmen and locals who are usually farmers.

Presidency said the Special Forces Unit of the army were in Benue, Taraba and Nasarawa States to secure vulnerable communities and prevent further attacks.
Scores of people have been killed as roving Fulani herdsmen clashed with indigenes particularly in Benue State.

Most residents of Benue are reported to have fled the State located in Nigeria’s middle belt. The fleeing party according to reports often sought refuge in neighbouring Nasarawa State located in the north central region and it is also at the receiving end of the similar attacks as has Taraba State in the north east.

The herdsmen locals crisis has further deepened Nigeria’s complex security mix as the army is deeply involved in the Boko Haram counter-insurgency effort now restricted to Borno State.

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