Friday, November 16, 2018

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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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    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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    Fayose: What manner of president gives order in Jan and only realises in March it was disobeyed?

Fayose: What manner of president gives order in Jan and only realises in March it was disobeyed?

Ayodele Fayose, governor of Ekiti state, says he wonders if President Muhammadu Buhari “really knows anything” about happenings in the country.Fayose said this while reacting to Buhari's comment on Monday that he was not aware Ibrahim Idris, inspector-general of police, disobeyed his orders.Shortly after 73 persons were killed in January following clashes between farmers and herdsmen, Buhari asked Idris to [...]

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    Ortom asks Buhari: How can Miyetti Allah take responsibility for killings and they are free?

Ortom asks Buhari: How can Miyetti Allah take responsibility for killings and they are free?

Samuel Ortom, governor of Benue, has wondered why the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) will take responsibility for killings in the state and members of the group have not been arrested.On Tuesday, Buhari visited Benue to condole with the people after suspected herdsmen killed more than 70 people in January.Speaking at the meeting with the president and [...]

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    PDP: Buhari visited Benue for political reasons

PDP: Buhari visited Benue for political reasons

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says President Muhammadu Buhari visited Benue state for political reasons.Buhari met with farmers, herdsmen and government officials during his visit to the state on Tuesday.The president's visit happened after a public outcry.In a statement, Kola Ologbondiyan, spokesman of the PDP, said Buhari's visit to Benue was an "afterthought".Ologbondiyan said it is "appalling and highly disheartening" [...]

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    ‘I may come back to campaign in Benue’ — Buhari hints at contesting in 2019

‘I may come back to campaign in Benue’ — Buhari hints at contesting in 2019

President Muhammadu Buhari says he might return to Benue state to campaign, ahead of the 2019 presidential election.He said this on Monday while meeting with Benue stakeholders in Markurdi, the state capital.Buhari, who was in the state as part of his tour to troubled spots across the country, was reacting to a “shopping list” by some stakeholders.“When coming back on [...]

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    Garba Shehu: Buhari feels this is the best time to visit Benue

Garba Shehu: Buhari feels this is the best time to visit Benue

Garba Shehu, spokesman of President Muhammadu Buhari, says the president’s visit to Benue state is not politically inclined.Buhari is visiting Benue and other trouble spots across the country, following killings, most of which are as a result of clashes between herdsmen and farmers.However, some Nigerians are saying that Buhari’s visit to Benue – where 73 persons were reportedly killed by herdsmen [...]

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