Can the ranchers and farmers be friends?
Not in Nigeria, it seems.
Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday called for calm after 86 people were killed in an attack by suspected nomadic herders against farming communities in the restive centre of the country.
The discovery came after days of violence apparently sparked by an attack by mainly Christian ethnic Berom farmers on Muslim Fulani herders on Thursday.
The deaths are the latest in a long-running battle for land and resources that is putting President Muhammadu Buhari under pressure as elections approach next year.
The violence fuelled by ethnic, religious and political allegiances has killed thousands over several decades.