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A Minute of Silence for Victims of Nigeria’s Epidemic of Violence

Expand Men march along a truck carrying the coffins of people killed in Makurdi, Nigeria January 11, 2018.  © 2018 Reuters Nigerian civil society groups declared today a national day of mourning and remembrance to honor the victims of violence across the country. The group, the Civil Society Joint Nigeria Crisis Action Committee, estimates that 1,917 people were killed in violent attacks by suspected cattle herdsmen, by armed bandits and in incidents of communal clashes between January to May. The observation of a minute of silence at noon today is to call attention to the inadequate response…

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