Ethnic Fighting Kills 14 In Nigeria

At least people have been killed, following an ongoing ethnic violence between villagers and semi-nomadic herders, over grazing land and water, in central Nigeria.

At least 14 people were killed in central Nigeria, a government spokesman said on Tuesday, in fighting over grazing land and water, piling pressure on authorities already facing an Islamist insurgency in its northeast and rebels in the oil-rich south.

Semi-nomadic herders shot dead at least 14 villagers and destroyed property in attacks over a 24 hour period in southern Kaduna state, Samuel Aruwan, a spokesman for the governor of Kaduna, said in a statement.

Kaduna – a flashpoint for north-south, Muslim-Christian frictions – has in recent months seen the worst violence since 800 people were killed in riots after elections in 2011.

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