Ethno-religious clashes in Nigeria kill 32
Jos (Nigeria): Community leaders say 32 people died on Thursday and many were injured in tribal clashes sparked by cattle rustling in Nigeria`s volatile central Plateau state.
Langtang South committee chairman Nanman Garko said men believed to be Fulani herdsmen attacked Tarok farmers in reprisal for cattle thefts in the area some 200 kilometres from state capital Jos.
Community leader Salihu Jauro denied the attackers were Fulani though his people are angry about the theft of 300 cows by suspected Taroks.
The Fulani are Muslim and the Taroks Christian but violence here is a complex mix of religion, tribe, politics and land rights. Thousands have been killed since 1999.
Military spokesman Mustapha Salisu said five people died in similar violence last week in Wase district, 100 kilometres from Jos.
More from India
More from World
More from Sports
More from Entertaiment
- India, Bangladesh swap border enclaves, settle historic dispute; people rejoice
- Home Ministry holds high-level meet over ISIS
- Watch: Passenger plane dangerously oscillates before touching runway
- Indian Army finds cow bombs near border, Maoists hand suspected?
- Yakub Memon's execution: Supreme Court Deputy Registrar quits over judgement