Nigeria: Crimes of Violence

Foreign and Commonwealth Office written question – answered on 26th June 2018.

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What steps the Government is taking to help tackle violence against predominantly Christian farming communities in central Nigeria.

Photo of Harriett Baldwin Harriett Baldwin Minister of State (Department for International Development) (Jointly with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office), Minister of State (Foreign and Commonwealth Office) (Joint with the Department for International Development)

The Government is concerned about ongoing clashes involving pastoralists and local farmers in Nigeria, driven by disputes over access to land, grazing routes and water. We have raised concerns at Federal and State Government levels and encourage solutions which meet the needs of affected communities and prevent further violence.

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