Report: 86 killed in Nigeria as farmers, herders clash

  • A woman stands near her relative as he receives treatment at the Jos University teaching hospital in Jos, Nigeria, Monday, June 25, 2018, after clashes in central Nigeria between mostly Muslim herders and Christian farmers. Dramatic footage from Jos showed angry people waving machetes and sticks and shouting at passing security forces as they weaved around overturned and burning vehicles. (AP Photo)

  • A bonfire and overturned vehicles block the road as police attempt to restore calm, in the town of Jos, Nigeria, Sunday June 25, 2018. Some scores of people are reported to have died during weekend clashes in central Nigeria between mostly Muslim herders and Christian farmers. (Nigeria Government via AP)

  • A child receives treatment at the Jos University teaching hospital in Jos, Nigeria, Monday, June 25, 2018, after clashes in central Nigeria between mostly Muslim herders and Christian farmers. Dramatic footage from Jos showed angry people waving machetes and sticks and shouting at passing security forces as they weaved around overturned and burning vehicles. (AP Photo)

  • A man receives treatment at the Jos University teaching hospital in Jos, Nigeria, Monday, June 25, 2018, after clashes in central Nigeria between mostly Muslim herders and Christian farmers. Dramatic footage from Jos showed angry people waving machetes and sticks and shouting at passing security forces as they weaved around overturned and burning vehicles. (AP Photo)

  • Destroyed vehicles and debris is strewn across the road as police attempt to restore calm, in the town of Jos, Nigeria, Sunday June 25, 2018. Some scores of people are reported to have died during weekend clashes in central Nigeria between mostly Muslim herders and Christian farmers. (Nigeria Government via AP)

  • Security personal at a check point observe a pickup truck loaded with people and their belongings as they drive off to safety as police attempt to restore calm, in the town of Jos, Nigeria, Sunday June 25, 2018. Some scores of people are reported to have died during weekend clashes in central Nigeria between mostly Muslim herders and Christian farmers. (Nigeria Government via AP)

LAGOS, Nigeria— Scores of people died in central Nigeria during vicious weekend clashes between mostly Muslim herders and Christian farmers, with one report citing police saying 86 people were killed. By some accounts, the growing conflict over resources has become deadlier than Nigeria’s Boko Haram extremist insurgency.

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