At least 37 people killed in a camp for displaced people in Nigeria At least 37 people killed in a camp for displaced people in Nigeria

At least 37 people killed in a camp for displaced people in Nigeria

At least 37 people killed in a camp for displaced people in Nigeria  The attack, on a school that was housing displaced families in Benue state, came after gunmen attacked a village in the same state earlier this week and killed up to 50 people.  The motives for the killings remain unclear, but local authorities have blamed nomadic herders of the Fulani ethnic group, who have long clashed with sedentary farmers in Benue province over access to land and resources.  "My security adviser has confirmed to me that 37 people have been killed," Benue state governor Samuel Ortom told AFP by telephone.  President Muhammadu Buhari, who will leave power in May after two terms, condemned the massacre on Saturday and assured that efforts were being made to put an end to this "extreme violence".  “The President has condemned the use of terrorism as a tool in intercommunal conflicts, urging that the attackers be found and brought to justice,” a presidential statement read.  Benue province is one of the worst affected by years of clashes between nomadic herders and farmers who blame herdsmen for letting their cattle graze on their land.  These conflicts often escalate into clashes between armed militias created to protect rival communities.  The fight against insecurity will be a major challenge for the new president Bola Tinubu, who won the presidential election in February.  Security forces are still struggling to try to end a 14-year-old jihadist conflict in the northeast of the country, which has killed at least 40,000 and displaced more than two million people.     Ethiopia: Iftar celebrated in the streets of Addis Ababa  Thousands of Ethiopians gather for a large-scale iftar in the streets of Addis Ababa.  Thousands of worshipers from Ethiopia's Muslim community take part in a large-scale street iftar, a fast-breaking dinner, during the holy month of Ramadan in Meskel Square in Ethiopia's capital Addis Ababa , to raise funds to help internally displaced citizens.  The rally organized under the theme "Iftar for our compatriots" was also organized to raise funds to help the many internally displaced people.  Addressing the gathering, the President of Ethiopia's Supreme Islamic Council, Sheikh Haji Ibrahim Tufa, called on the Muslim community to continue supporting those in need as usual.  "When we organize this dinner, we should think about helping people who are hungry, those who are in need and who have been displaced from their homes for various reasons," he said.  The Muslim community should also continue its efforts to help displaced people, the president added.  The Iftar held today in the street aims to enhance unity and solidarity, as well as peace and love, the president stressed.  Chairman of the Iftar on the Street Organizing Committee, Faisal Kemal, said the program aims to show unity, solidarity and peace.  According to him, the event was prepared with the aim of bonding, sharing food, strengthening mutual ties and unity and demonstrating the power of unity to the country.

The attack, on a school that was housing displaced families in Benue state, came after gunmen attacked a village in the same state earlier this week and killed up to 50 people.

The motives for the killings remain unclear, but local authorities have blamed nomadic herders of the Fulani ethnic group, who have long clashed with sedentary farmers in Benue province over access to land and resources.

"My security adviser has confirmed to me that 37 people have been killed," Benue state governor Samuel Ortom told AFP by telephone.

President Muhammadu Buhari, who will leave power in May after two terms, condemned the massacre on Saturday and assured that efforts were being made to put an end to this "extreme violence".

“The President has condemned the use of terrorism as a tool in intercommunal conflicts, urging that the attackers be found and brought to justice,” a presidential statement read.

Benue province is one of the worst affected by years of clashes between nomadic herders and farmers who blame herdsmen for letting their cattle graze on their land.

These conflicts often escalate into clashes between armed militias created to protect rival communities.

The fight against insecurity will be a major challenge for the new president Bola Tinubu, who won the presidential election in February.

Security forces are still struggling to try to end a 14-year-old jihadist conflict in the northeast of the country, which has killed at least 40,000 and displaced more than two million people.


Ethiopia: Iftar celebrated in the streets of Addis Ababa

Thousands of Ethiopians gather for a large-scale iftar in the streets of Addis Ababa.

Thousands of worshipers from Ethiopia's Muslim community take part in a large-scale street iftar, a fast-breaking dinner, during the holy month of Ramadan in Meskel Square in Ethiopia's capital Addis Ababa , to raise funds to help internally displaced citizens.

The rally organized under the theme "Iftar for our compatriots" was also organized to raise funds to help the many internally displaced people.

Addressing the gathering, the President of Ethiopia's Supreme Islamic Council, Sheikh Haji Ibrahim Tufa, called on the Muslim community to continue supporting those in need as usual.

"When we organize this dinner, we should think about helping people who are hungry, those who are in need and who have been displaced from their homes for various reasons," he said.

The Muslim community should also continue its efforts to help displaced people, the president added.

The Iftar held today in the street aims to enhance unity and solidarity, as well as peace and love, the president stressed.

Chairman of the Iftar on the Street Organizing Committee, Faisal Kemal, said the program aims to show unity, solidarity and peace.

According to him, the event was prepared with the aim of bonding, sharing food, strengthening mutual ties and unity and demonstrating the power of unity to the country.

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