At least 13 people were killed in clashes between farmers and herders in central Nigeria. In recent weeks, the central state of Plateau has seen a resurgence of violence between herding and farming communities fighting over access to land and resources. The Berom, indigenous farmers, and the Fulani, nomadic cattle herders, took place in Jol, a community part of the Riyom local government area of Plateau state, said military spokesman, Major Adam Umar. “On Tuesday, some gunmen launched an attack on the Berom community … killing 13 people and razing several houses”, Umar said.
The attack was part of the alleged tit-tat killings between the Fulani and Berom. Umar said a meeting between the sides had been brokered by authorities, but that it had failed to stem the bloodshed. “Despite the peace meeting, on September 29 a herder and five cows were ambushed and killed in the area while other cows were injured”, Umar said.