Nigeria holds mass burial for 73 people killed in communal violence

MAKURDI, Nigeria, Jan 11 (Reuters) – Seventy-three people
killed since the start of the year in communal violence between
semi-nomadic herdsmen and farmers were buried in Nigeria on
Thursday highlighting a bloody conflict over fertile land that
is taking on political significance.
The mass burial took place in Makurdi, in the central state
of Benue, where thousands of mourners took to the streets to
watch the funeral procession. The killings occurred in remote
parts of Benue, the state worst hit

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