Rabat - At least 18 people have been killed in clashes in Niger between cattle herders and farmers.
Rabat – At least 18 people have been killed in clashes in Niger between cattle herders and farmers.
A government statement said another 43 people were injured and homes were burned in Tuesday’s fighting in the community of Bangui in the Tahoua region.
The statement said an investigation is underway into the “atrocious acts.”
It added that security forces had restored order and an investigation was under way, while calling for calm.
Tensions between cultivators and herders are not unusual in parts of West Africa amid disputes over land.
The clashes come nearly two years after 10 people were killed in the same region in similar clashes between cattle herders and farmers.