Army Battle Armed Herdsmen In Igangan, Scores Neutralised

The Acting Director of Defence(media operations), Brig-Gen Bernard Onyeuko has revealed that in the Southwest zone, troops of Operation AWATSE of the Nigerian Army had sustained their operations against criminal elements to restore law and order to troubled areas. He said that the troops repelled armed herdsmen attack at Igangan community in Ibarapa North Local Government Area of Oyo State on June 5. According to him, troops … Continue reading Army Battle Armed Herdsmen In Igangan, Scores Neutralised

Insecurity: Gov Ganduje orders headcount of herdsmen in Kano

Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano state has set up a committee of experts and concerned stakeholders to take stock of all herdsmen in the state. He reveals this during an interactive session on Abubakar Rimi Television (ARTV), Pyramid FM, Radio Kano, Rahama Radio and Express Radio, on Monday night, assuring that he would not relent in his effort to see that Kano remains peaceful. … Continue reading Insecurity: Gov Ganduje orders headcount of herdsmen in Kano

Buhari Pushing 1964 Northern Nigeria Decree On Cow Grazing Route On Nigeria—Senate Spokesman

Basiru said this following the statement of the President on the farmer-herder crisis. Ajibola Basiru, spokesman for the Senate, says there is no grazing-route law in Nigeria.  Basiru said this following the statement of the President on the farmer-herder crisis. The President while fielding questions in an interview with Arise Television on Thursday, said: “What I did was ask him (AGF) to go and dig … Continue reading Buhari Pushing 1964 Northern Nigeria Decree On Cow Grazing Route On Nigeria—Senate Spokesman

Fulani leaders dissociate from “jihadists” threat on Okowa

The Fulani community in Delta on Monday dissociated itself from the 72-hour ultimatum to Governor Ifeanyi Okowa by “Fulani Jihadists” over proposed ban on open grazing by governors of southern states. In a news briefing in Asaba, Senior Special Assistant to Governor Okowa on Special Duties, Alhaji Muktar Usman, flanked by the leadership of the Fulanis, announced that they were not a party to the … Continue reading Fulani leaders dissociate from “jihadists” threat on Okowa

Buhari’s cow routes gazette doesn’t exist, grazing ban stays, say states

Ondo, Delta, Cross River, Enugu, Benue and Akwa Ibom state governments on Sunday faulted the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), over the existence of a gazette, which marked out grazing routes for cattle across the country. Officials of the state governments, who stated this in separate interviews with The PUNCH, also insisted on the ban on open grazing despite the President’s opposition to it. Recall … Continue reading Buhari’s cow routes gazette doesn’t exist, grazing ban stays, say states

Groups issue threats of counter attacks to Jihadists

Threats of counter attacks on Monday poured following an anonymous letter warning Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State to withdraw his support for the ban on open grazing in the southern part of Nigeria. The anonymous letter titled ‘Fulani Jihadist Warning: An Open Message of 2 Paragraphs to Delta State’ had issued a 3-day ultimatum the governor to withdraw his support failing which there would … Continue reading Groups issue threats of counter attacks to Jihadists

Order non-Nigerian Fulani carrying AK-47s out of the country now, Eze Ndigbo urges Buhari

The Eze Ndigbo of Ibadan and Oyo State, Dr Alex Anozie, has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to order all non-Nigerian Fulani going around the country and wreaking havoc with AK-47 and other lethal weapons to return to their countries. He gave the advice in a statement which he made available to newsmen in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, on Monday. Anozie, who is also the … Continue reading Order non-Nigerian Fulani carrying AK-47s out of the country now, Eze Ndigbo urges Buhari

Ignore threats of attack by Fulani Jihadist, Police tell Deltans

Delta State Police Command has urged residents in the state to ignore the threats by unknown persons to attack Asaba, the state capital and Agbor. An anonymous letter containing the threat which was pasted in strategic locations in Asaba and Agbor had on Sunday created tension in the state. The letter titled ‘Fulani Jihadist Warning: An Open Message of 2 Paragraphs to Delta State’ warned … Continue reading Ignore threats of attack by Fulani Jihadist, Police tell Deltans

Ban on Open Grazing: Fulani jihadists threaten to attack Delta

ASABA-RESIDENTS of Asaba, the Delta State capital, were Sunday, thrown into confusion, following a threat letter issued by Fulani Jihadists to attack the capital city over Governor Ifeanyi Okowa’s support for the ban on open grazing in the Southern part of the country.  The threat letter, which was pasted in some parts of the State including the premises of Living Faith Bible Church (aka Winners … Continue reading Ban on Open Grazing: Fulani jihadists threaten to attack Delta

No Grazing Routes In Bayelsa, Diri Replies Buhari

Bayelsa State governor, Senator Douye Diri, has said the state will not resuscitate any grazing route in order to check herders/farmers clashes. Diri, who was reacting to the recent directive by President Muhammadu Buhari for states to revive cattle grazing routes across the country, explained that Bayelsa would not consider such an idea after prohibiting open grazing. Speaking during a media chat in Yenagoa on … Continue reading No Grazing Routes In Bayelsa, Diri Replies Buhari