Examples of herdsman in a Sentence
a lone herdsman stood with his sheep and his dog on the hillside
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In late April, about 30 nomadic Fulani herdsmen were blamed for storming St. Augustine’s Roman Catholic Church in the rural Middle Belt and killing at least 17 worshipers and two priests.
There are nonetheless signs of life: a gas pump outside Arlit, a power line bringing electricity to nearby uranium mines, a herdsman and the ubiquitous camel, which thrives where most fear to tread.
And all about are the goats with silky, long ears, whistled to order by herdsmen who make the sound pinching a leaf between their teeth.
Senior security officials say some Fulani groups have hired defectors from Boko Haram to carry out killings, a claim the herdsmen deny.
Outside of the crater a similar drama continues in a more spread out manner with Masai herdsmen thrown into the mix.
Local officials say Fulani herdsmen are occupying farms in more than 70 villages, sending thousands fleeing and rendering more than half of the state inaccessible.
The country has been plagued by gangs of armed bandits preying on villagers, clashes between herdsmen and farmers, and the continuing Islamist insurgency of Boko Haram.
At least 72 people were killed in January following weeks of violence between nomadic herdsmen and farmers in the central part of the West African country.
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HERDSMAN Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of herdsman for English Language Learners
: a person (especially a man) who watches over a herd of cows, sheep, etc.
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