Suspected herdsmen kidnap 2 in Enugu

Two men have been abducted by gunmen believed to be herders in Enugu. It was gathered that the victims, a lawyer simply identified as Mr John, and his businessman friend, were on Friday evening abducted along Ugwogo-Isi-Uzo road and taken to an unknown destination. The duo hail from Isi-Uzo local government area of Enugu State. Information we gathered indicated the two abducted men had travelled … Continue reading Suspected herdsmen kidnap 2 in Enugu

If the military will not clear Baga, we will mobilise our hunters, CJTF, to recapture Baga – Zulum

Borno Governor Babagana Zulum has attributed Wednesday’s attack on his convoy between Monguno and Baga town to military sabotage. The Governor’s convoy was attacked by gunmen suspected to be Boko Haram terrorists during a tour of displaced communities along Monguno and Baga axis in the Lake Chad region. Zulum, in a viral video with the Commander in the area, pointed accusing finger at the Army, … Continue reading If the military will not clear Baga, we will mobilise our hunters, CJTF, to recapture Baga – Zulum

Aide commends Ortom for ensuring reduced herders violence in Benue

Senior Special Assistant to Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom on Animal Husbandry, Alhaji Shehu Tambaya has commended the state government for assiduously working to bring the herdsmen violence to the barest minimum in the state. Tambaya particularly applauded the Governor for ensuring that herders/farmers clashes which before now had been the order of the day in parts of the state have relatively been curtailed. The … Continue reading Aide commends Ortom for ensuring reduced herders violence in Benue

Reps allege plot to launch fresh attacks on Southern Kaduna

Members of the House of Representatives from Southern Kaduna on Wednesday raised the alarm about an alleged plot by armed men to launch fresh attacks in the area immediately after the Sallah holiday. The minority whip of the House, Gideon Gwani, who spoke on behalf of the lawmakers at a press briefing, in Abuja, called on the people to be vigilant and take steps to … Continue reading Reps allege plot to launch fresh attacks on Southern Kaduna

Miyetti Allah sets up vigilantes for Fulani herdsmen

Fulani socio-cultural association, Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore (MAKH), has announced the establishment of its own private security outfit called Miyetti Allah Vigilantes nationwide in response to an alleged increase in attacks against the Fulani pastoralists. According to the group, the vigilantes would operate according to the constitutional provisions and legal requirements of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. The decision was taken at delegates’ conference of … Continue reading Miyetti Allah sets up vigilantes for Fulani herdsmen

Stop recruiting ex Boko Haram fighters into the military, IPOB warns FG

The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has warned the Federal Government to stop recruiting the pardoned ex Boko Haram sects into the military, insisting that the act is already a national embarrassment to the country. The warning was contained in a press statement released by the media and publicity secretary of the group, Emma Powerful and obtained by our correspondent in Owerri yesterday also described … Continue reading Stop recruiting ex Boko Haram fighters into the military, IPOB warns FG

Herdsmen invade Plateau community, destroy 70-hectares palliative farmland

Suspected Fulani herdsmen have grazed freely into a 70 hecters palliative farmland cultivated to help Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Rotsu village of Miango District in Bassa Local Government Area of Plateau State. It was gathered that over 300 cows invaded the farmland on Thursday evening and destroyed maize, guinea corn and soya beans cultivated by Miango Youth Development Association, Plateau State to assist the … Continue reading Herdsmen invade Plateau community, destroy 70-hectares palliative farmland

Ohanaeze to FG: caution Miyetti Allah over provocative statements

The apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, has asked the Federal Government to call to order the Miyetti Allah, the umbrella body of Fulani herdsmen in the country, over their incessant unguarded and provocative statements and threats capable of setting the country ablaze. In a statement, Ohanaeze Ndigbo condemned the effrontery of Miyetti Allah in seeking a constitutional arrangement that would make them take over … Continue reading Ohanaeze to FG: caution Miyetti Allah over provocative statements

Zamfara Governor, Matawalle, Promises Bandits Two Cows For Each AK47 Rifle Surrendered

Zamfara State governor, Bello Muhammad Matawalle, has promised to give repentant bandits two cows for each AK47 rifle surrendered. Matawalle disclosed this on Thursday when he hosted Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, Director-General of the Department of State Services, Yusuf Bichi, and other heads of intelligence units of military and police. The governor explained that cows were chosen as compensation because the bandits being Fulani … Continue reading Zamfara Governor, Matawalle, Promises Bandits Two Cows For Each AK47 Rifle Surrendered

Grazing Law: Violation by herders causing setback to law, says Benue gov’t

Benue State Government has lamented that the continued violation of the state’s Open Grazing Prohibition and Ranches Establishment Law 2017 by herders was causing a lot of setback to the implementation of the law in the state. Senior Special Assistant to Governor Samuel Ortom on Animal Husbandry, Alhaji Shehu Tambaya stated this in a statement he made available to Daily Sun in Makurdi on Monday. … Continue reading Grazing Law: Violation by herders causing setback to law, says Benue gov’t