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The end finally be in sight in the perenial clashes between herdsmen and farmers in the North Central geo-political zone, as President Muhammadu Buhari has said he is launching a probe after week-long clashes between Muslim herdsmen and Christian farmers left “hundreds” dead in Benue State.

It will be recalled that Fulani herdsmen and four farming communities armed with guns and machetes battled last week in the latest round of violence of a long-running battle over grazing rights in central Nigeria.

The Fulani, who are predominantly Muslims, have been blamed for waves of attacks on mainly Christian agrarian groups as tension grows in Benue State over access to land and public services.

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Many houses in the Agatu local government area were razed and properties destroyed before security agents restored peace on Saturday.

However, President Buhari said on Sunday evening that he was in “deep shock at the latest incident” and called for Nigerians to live together in harmony.

“We will conduct an investigation to know exactly what happened,” Buhari said in a statement.

“There should not be any reason why Nigerians of any group or tongue cannot now reside with one another.”

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