Tuesday, May 22, 2018

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    Onaiyekan on killings: Nigeria in a state of emergency

Onaiyekan on killings: Nigeria in a state of emergency

John Onaiyekan, cardinal of the Abuja Catholic diocese, says Nigeria is in a state of emergency.Onaiyekan said this on Tuesday while speaking on the incessant killings in various parts of the country.This year alone, hundreds have been killed in crisis situations such as attacks by suspected herdsmen, clashes involving the herders and farmers as well as armed robbery.Speaking during the [...]

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    35 herdsmen killed in Benue, says DHQ

35 herdsmen killed in Benue, says DHQ

The defence headquarters says 35 armed herdsmen were killed in Gwer, Logo and Guma local government areas of Benue state on Saturday.The armed herdsmen were said to have been killed by the air force’s Mi-35 attack helicopter during a clash with Nigerian troops.John Agim, director of information, said the military was on operation Whirl Stroke in Benue, Nasarawa, Taraba and [...]

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    I have no plan to dump APC, says Ortom

I have no plan to dump APC, says Ortom

Samuel Ortom, governor of Benue state, says he has no plan to leave the All Progressives Congress (APC).Ortom said this in Sunday while reacting to a report naming him as among APC leaders planning to defect to another political party.Benue has witnessed several killings in 2018, with some accusing the APC-led federal government of failing to make adequate efforts to [...]

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    18 of 23 LGAs in Benue are under attack, says Ortom

18 of 23 LGAs in Benue are under attack, says Ortom

Samuel Ortom, governor of Benue state, says 18 of the 23 local government areas in the state are under attack by “herdsmen.”He lamented the “continued onslaught” against the state by the herdsmen, calling for vigilance from the people.Ortom was speaking in Makurdi on Monday while interacting with journalists after his return from China.The governor said President Muhammadu Buhari was working [...]

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    ‘May Nigerian Christians find peace’ — Pope speaks on killings

‘May Nigerian Christians find peace’ — Pope speaks on killings

Pope Francis has condemned the recent attack on a church in Benue state which led to the deaths of 19 persons.On April 24, suspected herdsmen invaded St. Ignatius’ Catholic Church in Gwer east local government area of the state, opening fire on worshippers that had come for an early morning mass.Among those killed in the attack were two priestsFew days after, [...]

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    Tension as angry youth attack Hausa community in Benue, ‘kill 8’

Tension as angry youth attack Hausa community in Benue, ‘kill 8’

Many people have been killed and displaced in a reprisal attack on the Hausa community in Makurdi, Benue state capital.The attack is believed to be carried out by Tiv youth protesting the killings of some priests and worshippers at a Catholic church in Gwer east local government area of the state.Daily Trust quoted Bello Abdurrahamn, sarkin Hausawa of Makurdi, as [...]

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    Buhari is ‘greatly pained’, says Garba Shehu on Benue killings 

Buhari is ‘greatly pained’, says Garba Shehu on Benue killings 

Garba Shehu, spokesman of President Muhammadu Buhari, says his principal is “greatly pained” over the continued violence in various parts of the country.He said this on Thursday while reacting to the fresh killings seven persons in Guma local government area of Benue.In a statement, Shehu said the repeated acts of mass killings in the country and Benue state in particular, “point [...]

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    Secondus to Buhari: You’re supposed to be in Benue — not Bauchi

Secondus to Buhari: You’re supposed to be in Benue — not Bauchi

Uche Secondus, chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), says it is an act of insensitivity on the part of President Muhammadu Buhari to visit Bauchi state instead of Benue.Buhari arrived Bauchi on Thursday for a two-day visit.Benue has experienced a high rate of killings in recent times. On Tuesday, suspected herdsmen killed two priests and some other worshippers at [...]

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    Priests, worshipers killed in Benue church ‘were praying for solution to killings’

Priests, worshipers killed in Benue church ‘were praying for solution to killings’

The two priests and worshipers murdered at St. Ignatius’ Catholic Church, Ayar, Benue, were praying for a solution to the killings in the state when suspected herdsmen struck on Tuesday.Jude Ortese, a reverend father and chancellor of the Catholic diocese of Makurdi, made this known on Wednesday.He said the 19 victims will be buried at Susugh Maria Pilgrimage Centre, Ayati, [...]

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    ‘22 killed’ in fresh Benue attack

‘22 killed’ in fresh Benue attack

At least 22 persons have reportedly been killed by suspected herdsmen in Benue.The attackers were said to have struck a community in Guma around 6am on Wednesday.Dickson Taki, a member of the house of representatives from Benue state, disclosed this while speaking on the floor of the house.He said many were injured in the attack which happened barely 24 hours after 19 [...]

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    ‘Herdsmen’ kill 10 in fresh Benue attack

‘Herdsmen’ kill 10 in fresh Benue attack

At least ten persons have been reportedly killed in a fresh attack by suspected herdsmen in Benue state.TheCable learned that the attackers invaded some communities in Saghev, Guma local government area of the state, on Friday night.They were said to have burnt down houses and shops in the community, sacking the residents.Moses Yamu, spokesman of Benue police command, could not [...]

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    Troops kill four ‘militia herdsmen’ in Benue, recover AK-47 rifles

Troops kill four ‘militia herdsmen’ in Benue, recover AK-47 rifles

The Nigerian army says its soldiers on Monday killed four militia herdsmen in Guma local government area of Benue state.In a statement on Tuesday, Texas Chukwu, army spokesman, said this followed a gun battle between the soldiers and the herdsmen.He said troops of 72 special forces battalion had intercepted 20 militia herdsmen while on patrol at Teguma village in Guma.“Four [...]

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    Ortom to IDPs: Stop running from killers… defend yourselves with stones

Ortom to IDPs: Stop running from killers… defend yourselves with stones

Samuel Ortom, governor of Benue, has asked those affected by the crisis between farmers and herdsmen to defend themselves with stones.According to PUNCH, Ortom said this on Tuesday when he visited internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Naka village in Gwer west local government area.Herdsmen were said to have attacked the village and killed some people.The governor said citizens must rise up [...]

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    Ortom: Miyetti Allah has accepted cattle ranching

Ortom: Miyetti Allah has accepted cattle ranching

Samuel Ortom, Benue governor, says the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) has accepted to adopt cattle ranching as a solution to the clashes between herdsmen and farmers in the state.The state passed the anti-grazing law in May 2017 and it took effect in November.The law, among other things, prohibits the movement of livestock on foot within the [...]

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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’s aide: We appreciate Buhari’s visit but he failed to address the situation on ground

Ortom’s aide: We appreciate Buhari’s visit but he failed to address the situation on ground

Tahaz Agerzua, spokesman of Samuel Ortom, governor of Benue, says President Muhammadu Buhari's visit to the state did not give hope to the people.Speaking in an interview on Sunrise Daily, a programme on Channels Television, Agerzua said Buhari failed to address the true situation on ground.Buhari visited the state on Monday, over two months after the new year attack by [...]

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