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Nigeria: Crimes of Violence

Question for Foreign and Commonwealth Office

UIN 906051, tabled on 26 June 2018

What steps the Government is taking to help tackle violence against predominantly Christian farming communities in central Nigeria.

Answered on

26 June 2018

The Government is concerned about ongoing clashes involving pastoralists and local farmers in Nigeria, driven by disputes over access to land, grazing routes and water. We have raised concerns at Federal and State Government levels and encourage solutions which meet the needs of affected communities and prevent further violence.

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