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Over recent years drought has forced the Fulani to move from their traditional areas. (Photo/Carsten ten Brink/Flickr).

Fulani Militias Killed 217 People, Boko Haram Murdered 70 Over Same Period – Nigeria’s New Menace

It is one element of a wider problem of rampant criminality that is either ignored or encouraged by local politicians


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The toll that various militia exact on civilian lives in Africa is highly under-appreciated. (Photo/AK Rockefeller/Flickr).

Nigeria’s ‘Neglected’ Conflict; Plus How One American Life Is ‘Equal’ To 80,000 African Lives

Along with Boko Haram and other armed groups, sectarian violence is responsible for over 16,500 civilian deaths in Nigeria over the past five years. That’s 50% more than the recent Ebola epidemic