In clashes between mostly Muslim herders and Christian farmers, at least 86 people have been killed. Plateau State Governor, Simon Bako Lalong, announced a curfew.
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The US-made aircraft were formally sold under the Trump administration in 2017. Nigeria wants the 12 attack planes to battle an Islamist insurgency; militants downed one of its jets this week.
The arrest of another separatist activist wanted by Nigeria sends a clear message that President Buhari won't tolerate secessionist aspirations. But critics say there's much more at play than just arresting figureheads.
The Nigerian authorities had negotiated with heavily armed gangs to secure the release of the villagers, according to local reports.
Good governance and an active civil society spare Ghana from the militia attacks that the neighboring countries are faced with. According to experts, democratic processes are well in place in the West African country.
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