Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Benue

    Notorious fugitive ‘Ghana’ declared wanted over Zaki Biam killings

Notorious fugitive ‘Ghana’ declared wanted over Zaki Biam killings

The Nigerian Police Force on Friday declared wanted Terwase Akwaza, a fugitive already on the watchlist of Benue state government, in connection with last month’s killings in Zaki Biam.The police, while parading 19 suspects arrested with the killing of 17 people in the Benue state town, said they recovered a lot of arms from a secret underground armoury of Akwaza, [...]

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    Again ‘herdsmen’ strike in Benue, kill two farmers

Again ‘herdsmen’ strike in Benue, kill two farmers

Two persons were killed in attacks on two villages in Kwande local government area of Benue state, on Sunday.The attackers are believed to be herdsmen who have wreaked havoc on different communities in the state.Two weeks ago, a village in Ukum local government area was attacked.Moses Yamu, police public relations officer in the state, confirmed the latest attacks to NAN.Yamu said [...]

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    Three burnt to death as Benue boils again

Three burnt to death as Benue boils again

Suspected arsonists burnt three people alive in Tse-Achia, a village near Kasar in the outskirts of Zaki Biam, Ukum local government area of Benue state, on Friday.The police confirmed the incident, saying the attackers razed some buildings in the village.Moses Yanmu, police public relations officer in the state, said the arsonists carried out the attack in the early hours of the [...]

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    IGP deploys special tactical force to Zaki Biam

IGP deploys special tactical force to Zaki Biam

Inspector-general of police, Ibrahim Idris, has deployed a special tactical force to restore order in Zaki Biam, Benue state.Scores of people were reportedly killed by unidentified gunmen and many were also injured on Monday.Police spokesperson, Jimoh Moshood, in a statement on Tuesday said that the special tactical force comprised police mobile force (PMF), counter-terrorism units, conventional policemen and special anti-robbery [...]

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    After fresh killings, Ortom orders herdsmen out of Benue community

After fresh killings, Ortom orders herdsmen out of Benue community

Samuel Ortom, governor of Benue state, has given Fulani herdsmen in Tombo-Mbalagh, Buruku local government area of the state, a two-day ultimatum to leave the area.Ortom gave the order while ascertaining the damage which herdsmen inflicted on the community.His visit to the place on Monday, followed attacks carried out by the herdsmen over the weekend.Eight bodies were recovered, while three [...]

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    No one can force Benue to cede land for grazing, says Ortom

No one can force Benue to cede land for grazing, says Ortom

Samuel Ortom, governor of Benue state, says his administration will not concede any part of its land for the establishment of grazing reserve for herdsmen.  Ortom made this known during the handing-over and inauguration of a shelter project for internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Guma local government area of the state.The 100 bungalows project was initiated by United Nations High [...]

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    Ortom: Benue airport is manna from heaven, we won’t spend N1 on it

Ortom: Benue airport is manna from heaven, we won’t spend N1 on it

Samuel Ortom, Benue state governor, says the state will not bare the cost of building a cargo airport worth N38bn.Speaking with state house correspondents after the national economic council (NEC) meeting on Thursday, Ortom described the project as “manna from heaven” that would spur development in the state.He also described critics of the project, which will be sited at Dauda [...]

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    How teenage beauty queen killed self over pain of heartbreak

How teenage beauty queen killed self over pain of heartbreak

A 19-year-old female student committed suicide on Wednesday after being unable to deal with the heartbreak of being left for another girl, by her boyfriend.“Jessica was a beautiful young girl and in our last speech, prize and graduation day, she contested in the Miss Dyege pageant organised by the college and won the crown”, said Timothy Tyoyange, Jessica’s class teacher, who said [...]

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    Benue police ‘arrest’ suspected kidnappers of Indian

Benue police ‘arrest’ suspected kidnappers of Indian

The police say they have arrested a gang of criminals who allegedly kidnapped an Indian national in Benue state.Don Awunah, police spokesman, said this in a statement on Tuesday.He said that the suspects were involved in “coordinated” crimes in Benue state, and in neighbouring states.“In continuation of the nationwide coordinated operations against violent crimes such as kidnapping, armed robbery, cultism [...]

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    Ortom: We’ll use force to flush out criminals from Benue

Ortom: We’ll use force to flush out criminals from Benue

Samuel Ortom, governor of Benue state, says force will now be applied in ending insecurity in the state.Ortom said this while speaking with state house correspondents in Abuja on Thursday.Benue state has been the worst hit by clashes between herdsmen and farmers.The governor, who had earlier held a private meeting with Yemi Osinbajo, vice president, said that an olive branch [...]

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    Police: 22 – not 81 – died in 4 ‘herdsmen’ attacks in 6 weeks

Police: 22 – not 81 – died in 4 ‘herdsmen’ attacks in 6 weeks

The Benue state police command says 22 people — not the 81 being reported — were killed over the last two months by suspected herdsmen.Fulani herdsmen were reported to have killed scores in attacks on Logo and Ukum council areas of Benue state.However, the state police command, has described the figure as "a gross misrepresentation of the true facts on ground in the state".A [...]

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    Presidency questions ‘accuracy’ of Benue massacre reports

Presidency questions ‘accuracy’ of Benue massacre reports

The presidency says it is checking the accuracy of reports claiming that 81 people were killed by herdsmen in Benue state.The presidency, through its digital communications office, said on Monday that the some of the pictures in circulation were from the genocide in Congo, back in 2014.The digital communications arm of the presidency said the Nigerian police is currently investigating [...]

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    QUESTION: Will Buhari be silent again over ‘herdsmen killings’ in Benue?

QUESTION: Will Buhari be silent again over ‘herdsmen killings’ in Benue?

Just how much is the worth of a Nigerian life? On Friday, six policemen were killed in the United States, and President Barrack Obama addressed his country from faraway Poland, to calm the grief of a "battered" nation.In Nigeria, over the weekend, news broke that herdsmen killed 81 people in Benue state — and it's pin drop silence from the father [...]

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    Thank Farm It’s Friday! Benue workers get Fridays off to farm

Thank Farm It’s Friday! Benue workers get Fridays off to farm

The Benue state executive council on Thursday declared Fridays in June 10 till July 2016, a work-free day to enable workers in the state work on their farms.Samuel Ortom, governor of the state who chaired the 16th session of the meeting where the decision was taken, said with the biting economic situation and inability to pay workers regularly, workers need [...]

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    Gunmen kill Benue governor’s ‘most dependable’ aide

Gunmen kill Benue governor’s ‘most dependable’ aide

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