ABUJA, NIGERIA – On Wednesday, the Nigerian army commenced a month-long campaign to lessen violence in the center of the country as race-related fighting stresses the government that is already handling Boko Haram militants in the northeast.
Many are concluded to have been dead in altercations that often carry religious insinuations in a divided Nigeria with Muslim herdsmen conflicting with Christian farmers in this country that is torn between two faiths.
The exact figures of deaths are difficult to obtain but the events pose a threat to the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari who is a Muslim himself.
In a statement, the military said, “The operation is aimed at addressing the issue of insecurity in southern Kaduna state and parts of Kano, Plateau and Bauchi states.”
The army also added that they will also provide humanitarian aid and medical support to the region.
President Buhari who was a military ruler before, had promised to reinstate order in the most populated nation in Africa when he presumed power in May 2015.