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Nigeria: air raids

Amnesty International reported in January that fighter jets sent by the Nigerian Air Force fired rockets at villages where Fulani herdsmen were attacking Christian residents and were responsible for at least 35 deaths.

World Watch Monitor

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Ten churches were destroyed in the air raids| photo: Christian Association of Nigeria

The Nigerian Air Force confirmed that jets were dispatched in December, but said they were instructed to fire only ‘warning shots’ to deter spiralling communal violence.