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Nigeria: Violence

Question for Foreign and Commonwealth Office

UIN 168068, tabled on 24 July 2018

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps are being taken to support the Nigerian Government in alleviating the conflict between Fulani herders and farming communities.

Answered on

10 September 2018

The Prime Minister discussed the violence between pastoralists and farmers with President Buhari during her visit to Nigeria, emphasising the need to tackle the crisis through mediation and reconciliation, eschewing religious rhetoric. The Prime Minister was clear that the violence must stop and the needs of all affected communities are met. The UK continues to explore options for how we could best assist the Nigerian government in achieving this.