Nigeria violence: Widespread attacks by armed gangs

Despite the presence of the army and hundreds of volunteer vigilantes, 'bandits' continue to kill and maim villagers.

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    There is a growing concern in northern Nigeria where violence has increased significantly.

    More than 100 people have been killed in the past month by armed gangs.

    What began as a conflict between farmers and cattle herders a decade ago has now turned into regular killings and kidnappings.

    Al Jazeera's Ahmed Idris, who went on patrol in Zamfara State with Nigerian security forces, has more.


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