Reuters is quick to deny that religious and ethnic fighting in rural Nigeria has anything to do with religious and ethnic ties.
LAGOS (Reuters) – More than 100 people were believed killed and 1,000 wounded in fresh ethnic and religious fighting in central Nigeria, the Nigerian Red Cross said on Friday.
The death toll from Tuesday’s fighting between Muslims and Christians in six remote farming villages on the border between Plateau and Taraba states has been slow to emerge, partly because the telephone lines are not working in Taraba.
Reuters, showing that it has forgotten the Miss World riot, the Kaduna massacres, and the implementation of sharia in Northern Nigeria says:
The Muslim Fulani, who live principally from cattle herding, and the Christian Tarok, who are subsistence farmers, are fighting mainly over land and cattle. Most of the killing is done with large cutlasses and in arson attacks.