AFP says it’s about cattle. It’s just a coincidence that it’s Muslims killing Christians, yet again. “Week of central Nigeria violence kills 36, houses burnt,” from Agence France-Presse, March 30:
Violence involving rival ethnic groups in central Nigeria has killed at least 36 people and left dozens of houses burnt over the past week, the military said on Saturday.
The latest casualties are in addition to at least 23 people killed in attacks in the volatile region last week on March 20 and 21.
Security has been tightened in the area for the Easter holidays and a military helicopter could be seen hovering on Saturday.
Violence since Monday has seen ethnic Fulani Muslims raid Christian villages in Nigeria’s Plateau state, an area where thousands have been killed in recent years in a cycle of attacks and reprisals.
Military officials could not give the cause of the fresh outbreak of violence in several villages, but such flare-ups often result from community disputes over land or cattle….
Plateau has seen waves violence involving the Fulani ethnic group and Christian Beroms, who see themselves as the indigenes of the state.
Separately, Islamist extremist group Boko Haram has carried out bombings in Jos, the capital of Plateau state, as part of its insurgency in central and northern Nigeria.