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Nigeria: Violence

Question for Foreign and Commonwealth Office

UIN 162118, tabled on 9 July 2018

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what estimate he has made of (a) the number of attacks on predominately Christian villages by Fulani herdsmen in Nigeria since October 2017 and (b) the number of retaliatory attacks on Fulani herdsmen during that same period.

Answered on

12 July 2018

There is no corroborative data on the number of attacks resulting from violence between farmers and herders in Nigeria. These clashes continue to have a devastating impact on the communities affected and both sides are believed to have suffered hundreds of casualties. We continue to urge all parties to find a peaceful solution to the complex underlying causes of these incidents.

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