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Farmer-Herder Conflict Rises Across Nigeria

The people of Nimbo knew an attack was coming. A villager who said he was kidnapped by nomadic herdsmen had returned home with a letter threatening bloodshed. Villagers mobilized young men and hired police to protect their farming community. But at daybreak on that Monday in late April, the police left, and the attackers emerged, shooting and hacking 15 people to death. “I never believed they can enter the town,” said Patrick Uze, who escaped the attack with machete wounds all over...

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