Sunday, March 16, 2014

The Farmer and the Cowman Can't be Friends?

Sometimes inter-religious violence looks more like competition for resources.

KANO, Nigeria (AP) — Officials say Fulani Muslim herders attacked three Christian villages and killed more than 100 civilians. Hundreds of thatched-roof huts were set ablaze. Thousands have been killed in recent years in competition for land and water between mainly Muslim Fulani herdsmen and Christian farmers across Nigeria's Middle Belt. More than 100 people were killed in similar attacks in neighboring Katsina state last week.