Nigeria: New Report Highlights Various Dimensions to Farmers-Herders C – AuthenticAfrican

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[Premium Times] The violence in Nigeria's northwest is rooted in the intense competition for land between Hausa farmers and Fulani herders, both of whom respectively mobilise vigilantes and bandits, a coming report is saying. The report by the International Crisis Group is due for release next Monday. It identifies the effects of climate change, the proliferation of small and light arms, demographic explosion, Jihadi infiltration, and weak governance, among others, in exacerbating the violence.