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At least 579 people have been killed from January to June in clashes and reprisal attacks between farmers and herdsmen in four states alone, a Daily Trust check reveals.

The deaths come from four north-central states of Benue, Plateau, Kogi and Nasarawa.

Some 503 people, including farmers, a village head, two priests and several churchgoers and travellers were killed in attacks across the four states in the first six months of 2018.

In the same period, 76 herders were killed in attacks in Benue, Nasarawa and Plateau, including 25 by soldiers in Benue. No herder death was recorded in Kogi.

Only 98 cows were rustled—some killed, others wounded—all in Nasarawa alone in the first half of the year.

And efforts to get security difficulties under control have not gibed with the public.

Daily trust

Hassan Usman Author

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