Pastures of milk and blood: Nigeria’s war of the land

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Pastures of milk and blood: Nigeria’s war of the land

A huge expansion of farming has cut nomadic herders' access to grazing and led to a grinding circle of violence

AFP

“Move! Move!”

The herders cry, the packed crowd divides, and a vast column of cattle charges through the swirling dust, their long, sharp horns swaying like a forest.

Hundreds, possibly thousands, of beasts push their way forward, trampling the ground strewn with plastic bags...

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