Nigeria launches paramilitary unit to prevent clashes between farmers and herders

The Nigerian government has launched the Agro Rangers, a paramilitary outfit to protect cattle colonies, grazing reserves, as well as crop and livestock farmers from attacks. The deployment of the unit followed the recent countrywide escalation of armed clashes over land and grazing rights between crop farmers and livestock herders.…

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Nigerian President vows to quell conflict between farmers and herders

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari says he will punish all those behind deadly clashes between cattle herders and farmers. “All those involved in the conflict that culminated in loss of lives would not escape justice, including any illegal armed militia,” said a statement released by his office. Also read: Nigerian cattle herders…

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