Obasanjo Fears ‘Rwanda-Type Genocide’ in Nigeria

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Obasanjo Fears 'Rwanda-Type Genocide' in Nigeria
Obasanjo Fears 'Rwanda-Type Genocide' in Nigeria

Former Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo said the security situation in the country could lead to “spontaneous or planned reprisal attacks against Fulanis, which may inadvertently or advertently mushroom into pogrom or Rwanda-type genocide”.

In an open letter addressed to President Muhammadu Buhari, Mr Obasanjo warned that “Nigeria is tipping towards a dangerous cliff and only the president could forestall such a looming disaster”.

In the past two years, hundreds of people have died in clashes involving Fulani herdsmen and farming communities, mostly in the central region of Nigeria.

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