22 killed in Chad violence
Published: 07:51 PM, 28 November 2020
At least 22 people have been killed in ethnic violence in the North-Central African country of Chad.
The latest violence took place in the south of the country, the AFP news agency reported.
The country’s communications ministry said in a statement that nomadic pastoralists clashed with local tribal farmers in the Kabbia district last Monday and Tuesday. 66 have been arrested from the area after the clashes. 11 people from both sides lost their lives in the clash. Another 34 people were injured. Homes in several villages on both sides were also set on fire.
The latest clash comes despite local efforts to stop the violence.
For years, tensions have been running high between local indigenous farmers and nomadic Arab pastoralists. Sometimes it takes a deadly form.
These nomadic Arab pastoralists cross the Sudanese border and enter Chad. They enter the farmers’ fields and destroy their crops. And that is what started the conflict.