Fulani herdsmen and farmers conflict in Nigeria is a land resource based conflict in north-eastern Nigeria. According to a Human Rights Watch report of December 2013 violence between Fulani herdsmen, farmers and local communities had killed 3,000 people since 2010. Violence between Fulani herdsmen and local communities is located in Nigeria’s middle belt regions (refer to Centre of Operations). Fulani herders and farmers are in constant violent conflict over herdsmen’s increased need for access to grazing lands against the expansion of farmland by farmers into corridors traditionally used by the Fulani. Farmers accuse the Fulani herders of allowing their animals to feed on still-growing crops and contamination of community watering-places. The Fulani herders in turn accuse the farmers of denying them access to grazing areas when alternatives cannot be found. In addition, the rape of non-Fulani women by herders, ethnic tensions between the Hause and Kanuri as well as latent…
Fulani Herdsmen (Nigeria)
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