Sunday, February 18, 2018

Tag "Benue"

    Ortom: Buhari didn’t visit my people… no campaign in Benue until this crisis is over

Ortom: Buhari didn’t visit my people… no campaign in Benue until this crisis is over

Samuel Ortom, governor of Benue, says there will be no campaign for the 2019 elections in the state if there is no solution to the clashes between herdsmen and farmers.Speaking in an interview with Osasu Igbinedion on The Osasu Show, the governor said he invited President Muhammadu Buhari to console the people of Benue over the killings and destruction of their [...]

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    ‘Herdsman’ killed in gun battle with police

‘Herdsman’ killed in gun battle with police

A suspected herdsman has been killed in an exchange of gunfire with officers of the Benue state command of the Nigeria police force.Moses Yamu, spokesman of the command, disclosed this to TheCable on Tuesday.He said the incident happened on Monday at Ayilamo, a community in Logo local government area (LGA) of the state.“The herdsman was killed during a gunfire exchange [...]

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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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    PHOTOS: Fayose lands in Benue

PHOTOS: Fayose lands in Benue

Ayo Fayose, governor of Ekiti state, on Thursday visited Benue state to commiserate with the people over the clashes between farmers and herdsmen.Over 80 persons have been killed in the state this year alone.Samuel Ortom, governor of Benue, was on ground to receive Fayose, who is chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Governors’ Forum.Fayose offered prayers at the gravesite [...]

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    Herdsmen clashes: Military launches six-week operation in Benue, Nasarawa, Taraba

Herdsmen clashes: Military launches six-week operation in Benue, Nasarawa, Taraba

The Nigerian army says it will launch a military operation,  “Ayem Akpatuma’’ -- meaning "cat race" in Tiv -- in Benue, Taraba, Nasarawa, Kogi, Niger and Kaduna states.The operation, expected to last between February 15 and March 31, is to curb herdsmen attacks.David Ahmadu, chief training and operations, confirmed the development on Wednesday.“More so, Exercise Ayem Akpatuma has become more [...]

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    Man ‘transporting firearms’ to Benue arrested in Jigawa

Man ‘transporting firearms’ to Benue arrested in Jigawa

Officials of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) reportedly intercepted a man transporting firearms to Benue state.Oko Micheal, deputy commander of Jigawa state NDLEA, confirmed that the suspect was arrested in the state on February 4, while the operatives were on normal operation around Jahun – Gujungu road.According to Micheal, the suspect, identified as Salisu Mahmuda, was in possession [...]

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    Ortom asks IGP to resign if he is overwhelmed

Ortom asks IGP to resign if he is overwhelmed

Samuel Ortom, governor of Benue, says Ibrahim Idris, inspector-general of police (IGP), should resign if he cannot put a stop to the killings in his state.Ortom said this in while reacting to comment of the IGP on the high level of insecurity in Benue.On Friday, Idris told the senate committee on police affairs that the anti-grazing law should be suspended [...]

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    Media reporting of Benue killings unfortunate, says Garba Shehu

Media reporting of Benue killings unfortunate, says Garba Shehu

Garba Shehu, senior special assistant to the president on media, says the media has not been fair with its reportage of the killings in Benue state.Speaking with reporters on Friday, Shehu said a segment of the media is sinking deep "into the mesh of hate speech."The presidential spokesman said the "lack of journalism ethics" is very unfortunate."We want to state [...]

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    IGP says anti-grazing law should be suspended

IGP says anti-grazing law should be suspended

Ibrahim Idris, inspector-general of police (IGP), says the anti-grazing law should be put on hold until ranches are established.Although the law which is in effect in Ekiti and Benue states was meant to check clashes between farmers and herdsmen, it has not achieved that purpose.Over 100 people have been killed since it was implemented in Benue.When he appeared before the senate committee on [...]

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    ‘No food, no school’ — how herdsmen shattered the lives of Benue children

‘No food, no school’ — how herdsmen shattered the lives of Benue children

Oundudu, an 11-year-old girl should have seen it all, that evening when herdsmen attacked her village in Guma local government area of Benue state. It was around 6pm when they started hearing the sound of gunshots. Roads were blocked, and it was a difficult task for the girl and her family to find a way out.“They were killing everything they see, [...]

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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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    Buhari writes senate: It’s untrue to say I haven’t done anything about Benue killings

Buhari writes senate: It’s untrue to say I haven’t done anything about Benue killings

President Muhammadu Buhari says it is incorrect to assume that he has not done anything about the Benue killings.In a letter read on Wednesday by Senate President Bukola Saraki, Buhari said the police is working "strenuously" to apprehend those behind the attacks.He said the federal government is working to put in place measures to forestall the reoccurrence in Benue and [...]

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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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