Friday, September 14, 2018

Benue

    ‘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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    ‘Herdsmen’ in gun battle with soldiers in Benue

‘Herdsmen’ in gun battle with soldiers in Benue

Suspected herdsmen engaged men of the 707 special forces brigade of the Nigerian Army, Makurdi, Benue state in a gun battle on Tuesday.Olabisi Ayeni, spokesman of the brigade, disclosed this in a statement issued on Thursday.He said the suspects were plotting to attack a fish farm belonging to Samuel Ortom, governor of the state.Ayeni said two of the attackers had [...]

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    Ortom imposes curfew as 7 ‘herdsmen’ are burnt alive in Benue

Ortom imposes curfew as 7 ‘herdsmen’ are burnt alive in Benue

Samuel Ortom, governor of Benue state, has imposed a curfew on Gboko in Gboko local government area of Benue state, where seven persons, suspected to be herdsmen, were set ablaze.The incident sparked tension in the town.Commenting on the incident, Moses Yamu, spokesman of the police in the state, said "irate youth" from the town carried out the attack."It was a [...]

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    Troops raid militia shrine in Benue, kill chief priest

Troops raid militia shrine in Benue, kill chief priest

The army says it has arrested a native doctor, Tordue Gber (Tiv Swem), who allegedly acted as spiritual counselor to the wanted armed criminal militia, Akwazar Terwase (alias Gana), in Benue.Sani Usman, the director of army public relations, on Tuesday said the suspect was picked up in Tor-Dunga town in Katsina-Ala local government area of the state during a raid [...]

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    Policeman, farmer killed in latest ‘herdsmen’ attack in Benue

Policeman, farmer killed in latest ‘herdsmen’ attack in Benue

Suspected herdsmen have reportedly killed a policemen and a farmer in Guma local government area of Benue state.Samuel Ortom, the state governor, confirmed the incident when he received Rabiu Kwankwaso, ex-governor of Kano state.The incident was said to have occurred between Wednesday and early hours of Thursday.Guma and Logo areas of the state were attacked by herdsmen on January 1, leading to [...]

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    Benue anti-grazing law protects herdsmen, says Ortom as he warns against reprisals

Benue anti-grazing law protects herdsmen, says Ortom as he warns against reprisals

Samuel Ortom, governor of Benue, has warned citizens against cattle rustling and attacks on Fulani herdsmen in the state.Ortom gave the warning at an emergency stakeholders meeting in Makurdi on Monday.He urged the people to report any violation to the appropriate authorities for action.At least 73 persons have been killed in the state in attacks by suspected Fulani herdsmen.The governor [...]

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    ‘My people still under siege’ — Ortom cries out

‘My people still under siege’ — Ortom cries out

Samuel Ortom, governor of Benue state, says the people of his state are still under the siege of herdsmen. Speaking when some governors of the All Progressives Congress (APC) visited him in Markurdi, the state capital, on Friday, Ortom said two weeks after at least 70 persons were killed in the state, the indigenes are still living in fear.He said this is [...]

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    Six killed as Benue records fresh herdsmen attacks

Six killed as Benue records fresh herdsmen attacks

At least six people have been killed in fresh attacks in Logo and Guma local government areas of Benue state.Samuel Ortom, governor of the state, disclosed this on Wednesday when he received Dominic Oneya, former military administrator of the state, in Markurdi.He said while two women were killed in Logo, another two were killed in Guma.Ortom said there were other accounts [...]

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    Benue residents say ‘herdsmen still here… even policemen fled when they saw them’

Benue residents say ‘herdsmen still here… even policemen fled when they saw them’

On the first day of 2018 when many were celebrating, suspected herdsmen invaded communities in Logo and Guma local government areas of Benue, and not even children were spared.Although it's been two weeks since the incident took place, locals say both LGAs are still being occupied by the perpetrators of the deadly attacks."The herdsmen are still there, and we [...]

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