Thursday, November 15, 2018

Benue

    Houses burnt as aggrieved soldiers sack Benue residents

Houses burnt as aggrieved soldiers sack Benue residents

Aggrieved soldiers invaded Naka, administrative headquarters of Gwer west local government area of Benue state on Thursday, burning several houses and destroying properties worth millions.Channels quoted some residents as saying the soldiers went to the community in search of one of their colleagues.They reportedly said trouble started on Wednesday when a man in military uniform came into the town and [...]

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    Four killed, 11 missing as gunmen ambush policemen in Benue

Four killed, 11 missing as gunmen ambush policemen in Benue

Four police officers were killed and at least 11 declared missing after some gunmen laid an ambush on a police team in Benue state.A vehicle belonging to the security personnel was reportedly set on fire while some houses were also burnt during the attack which occurred when the officers were on a patrol from Anyibe to Ayilamo in Logo local [...]

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    10 killed in yet another attack in Benue

10 killed in yet another attack in Benue

Gunmen suspected to be herdsmen have killed at least 10 people in two communities in Benue state.The communities are Gbeji in Ukum local government area and Tswarev district of Logo local government.Fatai Owoseni, commissioner of police in the state, confirmed the attacks, saying they happened on Tuesday night.Disclosing that some corpses had been recovered, he said security personnel had been [...]

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    ‘Herdsmen’ kill 24 in renewed Benue attacks

‘Herdsmen’ kill 24 in renewed Benue attacks

At least 24 persons have been reportedly killed in renewed attacks by suspected herdsmen in various communities in Benue state.Members of the house of representatives from Benue disclosed this on Thursday.The killings were said to have been perpetrated between April 2 and 4.Addressing journalists in Abuja, the lawmakers alleged that killer herdsmen attacked seven communities in the state, and are [...]

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    Ortom laments as Benue holds second mass burial in three months

Ortom laments as Benue holds second mass burial in three months

Samuel Ortom, governor of Benue state, says the activities of “killer herdsmen” have led to too much blood shed in the state.He said this on Thursday at St. Bernard Primary School Ugwu-Okpoga in Okpokwu local government area (LGA) of the state where a funeral service held in honour of 26 victims of herdsmen attacks in Omusu and Okana communities.The service [...]

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    CAN: Herdsmen have destroyed 500 churches in Benue

CAN: Herdsmen have destroyed 500 churches in Benue

Akpen Leva, chairman of the Benue chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), says herdsmen have destroyed over 500 churches in the state.Speaking with journalists on Tuesday, Leva described the destruction as "worrisome" and asked the federal government to compensate the affected churches.The chairman said majority of those affected by the attacks are Christians and this has made the [...]

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    PHOTOS: Obasanjo lays wreath at gravesite of Benue herdsmen victims

PHOTOS: Obasanjo lays wreath at gravesite of Benue herdsmen victims

Olusegun Obasanjo, former President, on Saturday laid a wreath at the graveyard of 73 victims of herdsmen attack in Benue state.Guma and Logo local government areas of the state came under attack by herders in January, with 73 persons massacred.Obasanjo was at Genabe village, in the outskirt of Makurdi town to pay his respect to the victims.See pictures below:Photo credit: Vanguard [...]

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    Reps to Buhari: Compel security agencies to implement Benue’s anti-grazing law

Reps to Buhari: Compel security agencies to implement Benue’s anti-grazing law

The house of representatives has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to compel the nation's security agencies to enforce the law banning open grazing in Benue state.The lawmakers also asked the president to direct the security agencies to tackle the incessant killings in various parts of the country.The resolutions were sequel to a motion raised during plenary on Thursday by Hassan Saleh, [...]

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    ‘Herdsman’ arrested with bullet-proof vest in Benue

‘Herdsman’ arrested with bullet-proof vest in Benue

Troops on patrol have arrested a herdsman with a locally made bullet-proof vest at Chegba village in Logo local government area of Benue, NAN reports.Aliyu Yusuf, a colonel, said the suspect who was also arrested with a cutlass had been handed over to the police.Yusuf said during the course of the patrol, troops intervened in a violent clash between hunters [...]

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    Benue court jails three herdsmen

Benue court jails three herdsmen

A magistrates’ court in Makurdi, Benue state, on Friday handed a one-year jail sentence to three herders - Iliya Garba, Hassan Abdullahi, and Lanshak Lonfalk - for violating the law enacted in 2017.The convicts were charged with criminal conspiracy and open nomadic livestock rearing and grazing.The offences are punishable under sections 97 of the penal code and 19 (2) of the [...]

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    Benue varsity shut down as students protest ‘no fees, no exam’ rule

Benue varsity shut down as students protest ‘no fees, no exam’ rule

The management of Benue State University ordered an immediate closure of the campus and postponed academic activities after students protested on Friday.NAN reports that the leadership of the students’ union, barricaded the gate to the institution as early as 6am to protest management’s directive of ‘no fees, no examination for any student'. [...]

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    Two NSCDC officials shot dead in exchange of gunfire with ‘herdsmen’

Two NSCDC officials shot dead in exchange of gunfire with ‘herdsmen’

The Benue state command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has lost two of its men in a gun battle with suspected herdsmen.Adakole Peter, a spokesman of the corps in Benue, confirmed this to TheCable, saying the incident happened in Awange after Kasseyol village in Guma local government area of the state.Peter identified the deceased as Adams Godwin [...]

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    Police recover corpse of officer declared missing in Benue

Police recover corpse of officer declared missing in Benue

One of the two officers the Benue state police command declared missing has been found dead.Suspected herdsmen had attacked a police patrol team on Saturday after which four officers went missing.The officers were returning from an assignment from some villages in Logo local government area of the state.However, two of the officers returned to the command on Sunday, unhurt.In a [...]

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    Benue police: Two of four missing officers have returned

Benue police: Two of four missing officers have returned

Two of the four Benue police officers who went missing after an attack on a police team have returned to the state command.Moses Yamu, spokesman of the command, confirmed the development to TheCable on Sunday.The four officers went missing after suspected herdsmen attacked a police convoy in the state on Saturday.The attackers, said to be fully armed, had opened fire [...]

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    Four officers missing as ‘herdsmen’ open fire on police convoy in Benue

Four officers missing as ‘herdsmen’ open fire on police convoy in Benue

Four officers of the Benue state police command have been confirmed missing after suspected herdsmen attacked a police patrol team in the state on Saturday.Moses Yamu, spokesman of the command, confirmed the incident to TheCable.The attackers were said to have opened fire on the team returning from a field operation in some villages in Logo local government area of the [...]

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