Teaching Comparative Government and Politics

Tuesday, May 08, 2018

Effects of violence on government and politics - 1

A variation on violence in northern Nigeria brings on more demands on the state and the government.

Nigeria Kaduna: Bandits slaughter 51 villagers
A gang of what are said to be former cattle rustlers has killed at least 51 adults and children in a village in northern Nigeria, burning down homes…

Survivors say the attackers surrounded Gwaska on Saturday afternoon.

They set homes alight and fired shots, causing people to flee in panic - many straight towards the gunmen.

Residents have demanded that President Muhammadu Buhari's government urgently deploy more police and military to protect vulnerable villages on the state border with Zamfara…

Gwaska residents say Saturday's attackers used to be cattle thieves but had turned to banditry in the region's remote villages.

The victims include members of a self-defence force, formed after attacks by well-armed cattle thieves…


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