Uniting To End Conflict Between Herdsmen And Farmers

Uniting To End Conflict Between Herdsmen And Farmers

The Boko Haram is usually referred to as the ‘biggest threat to Nigeria’s state security’ and, even, as one of the world’s deadliest militant groups. But in the first four months of 2016, the group has, clearly, been responsible for less deaths—208 to be precise—than other sectarian groups in Nigeria combined, which have accounted for 438 deaths so far, according to the Council on Foreign Relations’ Nigeria Security Tracker.

A huge chunk of these are down to an ongoing conflict between predominantly Fulani herdsmen and settled farming communities, which is costing the Nigerian economy billions of dollars per year as well as hundreds—if not thousands—of lives. The questions that I’ve kept asking myself are: How did the conflicts degenerate to this level? Who are responsible for these attacks? What are the governments and leaders of these warring groups doing to stop further attacks?

Clashes between mostly Fulani herdsmen and settled communities have been concentrated in North-Central Nigeria, particularly in Benue, Plateau, Kaduna and Nassarawa. Now, it has extended to the Southeastern part of the country. President Muhammadu Buhari ordered an inquiry into the clashes between herdsmen and farmers in Benue at the end of February, which reportedly resulted in hundreds of deaths and the displacement of thousands. Besides the obvious security threat, the low-level battles are draining Nigeria’s economy of resources and potential funds. A series of reports published in July 2015 by global humanitarian agency Mercy Corps found that the four precise—than other sectarian groups in Nigeria combined, which have accounted for 438 deaths so far, according to the Council on Foreign Relations’ Nigeria Security Tracker.

A huge chunk of these are down to an ongoing conflict between predominantly Fulani herdsmen and settled farming communities, which is costing the Nigerian economy billions of dollars per year as well as hundreds—if not thousands—of lives. The questions that I’ve kept asking myself are: How did the conflicts degenerate to this level? Who are responsible for these attacks? What are the governments and leaders of these warring groups doing to stop further attacks?

Written by: Khadija Abdullahi Iya

BOY, 18, RAPES 82-YR-OLD WOMAN FOR 4 HOURS THEN…Culled from E24-7 MAGAZINE –

BOY, 18, RAPES 82-YR-OLD WOMAN FOR 4 HOURS THEN…Culled from E24-7 MAGAZINE –

An elderly Brooklyn woman was forced by her brutal rapist to swear on a Bible that she would not call police — or else he would kill her, the victim’s family said Wednesday, trendyrammy reports.
A relative of the 82-year-old woman told the NY Daily News that the victim is bruised from head to toe after surviving the 4 1/2-hour ordeal at her Brighton Beach home.
“She is not doing good,” the family member said Wednesday. “She has not slept since this happened, and is very traumatized.”
The battered woman told the relative that suspect Asa Roberts, 18, forced her to swear on a Bible that she would not send the police after him.
“He took advantage of the fact that she was religious,” the relative told The News. “He made her swear on a Jewish Bible that she wouldn’t call the police, making fun of her.”
The victim was so terrified that she called the family member instead of the cops once the attacker left around 6:30 a.m. Tuesday.
“She even asked me afterward if she had broken her pledge, and I said, ‘No, you didn’t call the police. I called the police,’” the relative said. “I felt bad.”

D Muse lounge Narrative;

This is an agonizing trend and path the world is navigating…We ask; is he on drugs? Did he have mama issues? What kind of satisfaction can an 18 year old derive from this exercise?? What hidden pleasures would there ever be in an 87 year old??…The questions wouldn’t stop ravaging my thoughts… many would call the guy psychotic or all the demeaning adjectives that spurns around our heads! The questions and finding answers to them left me drained, fatigued…You think you’ve heard it all but…. I’m distressed beyond comment….What do you think??