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Nigeria: hundreds killed in attacks

Several days of attacks in the last week of February killed hundreds of people and sent thousands fleeing from largely Christian areas of Nigeria’s farming belt.

World Watch Monitor

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Burnt out villages being inspected in Agatu

The armed attacks in and around Agatu, in the central Nigerian state of Benue, had features long familiar to Nigerians: ethnic Fulani cattle herders, largely Muslim, moving in on farmers, largely Christian.