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Nigeria sets curfew after deadly riots

Nigeria has the curfew after in the interior 86 of deaths in fighting between farmers and freely. That have the authorities Sunday notified.

The Nigerian police tried to rest and recover after last weekend’s riots had broken out between farmers and freely in the state of Plateau in Central Nigeria.

President Muhammadu Buhari reacted on his Twitter account: “The president calls for calm, assuring that no effort will be spared to bring the perpetrators to justice’.

According to the state police there were 86 dead and two wounded. There were also 50 houses set on fire. In the regions, Riyom, Barikin Ladi and Jos would be the curfew will apply from 18 hours local time to 6 hours.

The fighting in the ethnically diverse region are part of longstanding tensions between christian farmers and muslim freely. Last year, hundreds of people lost their lives due to conflicts over territory.

Several experts consider the ongoing conflict as the greatest danger to security in Nigeria, even more than the terrorist group Boko Haram, responsible for the death of 20,000 people since 2009.

The insecurity is a thorn in the eye of president Buhari, who hopes for a re-election in February next year.

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