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Ethnic Clashes in Nigeria’s Taraba State Leave at Least 30 Dead

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June 16 (Bloomberg) -- At least 30 people were killed in Nigeria’s eastern Taraba state when ethnic clashes flared after a two-month lull, a witness said.

Police and soldiers have been sent to restore order in the town of Wukari after the violence, Taraba police spokesman Joseph Kwaji said today in a phone interview. Bello Adam, a resident contacted by phone, said he counted more than 30 bodies in the town, located about 285 kilometers (177 miles) east of Nigeria’s capital, Abuja. Ethnic Fulani herdsmen and Jukun farmers repeatedly clashed around Wukari in April.

Violence between mainly Muslim cattle-herders, and farmers who are typically Christian, in central Nigeria has claimed the lives of more than 1,000 people since December, according to New York-based Human Rights Watch.

A further 27 people were killed yesterday in an attack by suspected Islamist militants in the village of Daku in northeastern Borno state, Abba Aji Khalil, the chairman of a vigilante group in the region, said. Nigeria’s government is battling Boko Haram, a group which has carried out a violent campaign since 2009 to impose Islamic law in Africa’s biggest oil producer.

To contact the reporter on this story: Daniel Magnowski in Abuja at dmagnowski@bloomberg.net

To contact the editors responsible for this story: Nasreen Seria at nseria@bloomberg.net Michael Gunn, Alan Crawford

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