Friday, November 16, 2018

Tag "fulani"

    Ribadu: Fulani nomads marginalised… they benefit nothing from Nigeria

Ribadu: Fulani nomads marginalised… they benefit nothing from Nigeria

Nuhu Ribadu, former chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), says the nomadic Fulani are not benefiting from Nigeria in any way.Ribadu said the Fulani think President Muhammadu Buhari has “abandoned” them and are angry with him.According to The Nation, he made the statement on Monday while speaking at a conflict resolution summit on the farmers/herders crisis.Ribadu said [...]

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    In defence of the Fulani in our midst

In defence of the Fulani in our midst

State of the nation: In the last two weeks, over 200 persons in Plateau state were reportedly killed by Fulani herdsmen, 45 villages were ransacked and sacked and those villages we are told have been taken over by Fulanis, and the original owners have had to flee from their homes. There has also been some frightening talk about the true [...]

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    EXTRA: Kwara governor appoints special assistant on Fulani affairs

EXTRA: Kwara governor appoints special assistant on Fulani affairs

Abdulfatah Ahmed, governor of Kwara state, has appointed Abdul-Azeez Muhammad as his special assistant on Fulani affairs.Isiaka Gold, secretary to the state government (SSG), made this known in a statement on Tuesday in Ilorin, the state capital.Muhammad is to represent Miyetti-Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN), the umbrella body of herdsmen, in the governor’s administration.Gold explained that the appointment was [...]

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    ‘Four killed, many injured’ as herdsmen clash with villagers in Adamawa

‘Four killed, many injured’ as herdsmen clash with villagers in Adamawa

At least four persons have been killed while many sustained injuries in clashes between Fulani and Bachama communities in Adamawa state.The incident occurred in Numan local government area of Adamawa.In the early hours of Sunday, herdsmen reportedly stormed Kikon village, shooting sporadically.It was learnt that the herdsmen got into the village on more than 22 motorcycles to carry out the [...]

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    Femi Adesina: 756 killed by herdsmen in two years under Jonathan… was he a Fulani president?

Femi Adesina: 756 killed by herdsmen in two years under Jonathan… was he a Fulani president?

Femi Adesina, presidential spokesman, says it is "very unkind" to say attacks by herdsmen are rampant because President Muhammadu Buhari is Fulani.He said the issue between herdsmen and locals had been existing long before Buhari became president.According to Adesina, between 2013 and May 2015 when Goodluck Jonathan was president, 756 people were killed in herdsmen attacks.He said the issue is [...]

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    Sultan: I will NEVER call on Fulani to kill anybody

Sultan: I will NEVER call on Fulani to kill anybody

Mohammad Sa'ad Abubakar III, sultan of Sokoto, says he will never urge the Fulani to pick up arms to kill any Nigerian.Abubakar said this on Monday while reacting to reports which quoted him as making inciting comments concerning the recent killing of some Fulanis in Numan, Adamawa state.Represented by Muhammadu Sanusi II, emir of Kano, he was quoted to have [...]

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    Soldiers killing our people, Taraba council leaders raise the alarm

Soldiers killing our people, Taraba council leaders raise the alarm

Leaders of Sardauna local government council say soldiers have been deployed in their community to wipe out the natives.On June 17, a clash between two groups – herdsmen and local farmers – in the Mambila area of the council resulted in the death of a number of people.To stop further bloodshed, Acting President Yemi Osinbajo ordered the deployment of troops [...]

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    Osinbajo deploys military battalion in Taraba

Osinbajo deploys military battalion in Taraba

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has ordered the deployment of extra military battalion in the troubled parts of Taraba state.Osinbajo took the action hours after some elders in Fulani communities in Saraudana local government area of the state sought his intervention.A fresh outbreak of crisis in the state led to the deaths of over 100 people and destruction of property.In a [...]

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    Fulani elders ask Osinbajo to declare state of emergency as Taraba boils again

Fulani elders ask Osinbajo to declare state of emergency as Taraba boils again

Elders in Fulani-dominated communities in Sardauna local government area of Taraba state have appealed to Acting President Yemi Osinbajo to declare a state of emergency in Taraba.The state, which has recorded ethnic and religious crises in recent past, is yet again witnessing another round of violence, resulting to the deaths of over 100 people, and more than 15,000 cattle reportedly [...]

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    No single killer herdsman arrested but DSS hounding me, says cleric ‘rescued’ by Fayose

No single killer herdsman arrested but DSS hounding me, says cleric ‘rescued’ by Fayose

Johnson Suleman, general overseer of Omega Fire Ministries Worldwide, has challenged the Department of State Service (DSS) to go after herdsmen who have “already killed over 7000 persons” in the country.But for the intervention of Ayodele Fayose, governor of Ekiti state, Suleman would have been arrested in the wee hours of Wednesday.Operatives of the secret police had stormed the hotel [...]

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    Cattle breeders break silence on Kaduna crisis, say ‘our members also being killed’

Cattle breeders break silence on Kaduna crisis, say ‘our members also being killed’

The Kaduna State Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) says vengeance is not the solution to the crisis rocking the southern part of the state.Maintaining that it is time to state its “own side of the story”, the association said many of its members have also been killed.It dismissed reports that the entire Southern Kaduna was on fire, and that [...]

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Many injured as herdsmen attack Abia community

Suspected herdsmen with firearms attacked a community in Abia state on Friday, leaving scores of people critically wounded.Ogbonnaya Nta, police spokesman in the state, confirmed the incident to journalists, and said the command had commenced investigation."Ndi Okereke Abam in Ovukwu Autonomous community in Arochukwu local government area was invaded on Friday by suspected armed herdsmen," he said.Narrating the incident to [...]

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    Military plans joint operation against herdsmen

Military plans joint operation against herdsmen

The military and other security agencies will prioritise the growing attacks carried out by Fulani herdsmen and respond to it with a "joint operation" as has happened with insurgency.Rabe Abubakar, the acting director, defence information, said this according to a Punch report on Thursday. “The current resurgence of this issue of herdsmen is something which must be given a priority now that there [...]

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    DSS can’t prove that slain ‘Abia 5’ are Hausa, says Igbo group

DSS can’t prove that slain ‘Abia 5’ are Hausa, says Igbo group

Aka Ikenga, an elite Igbo socio-cultural organisation, has flayed the Department of State Services for accusing the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) of killing five Fulani men in Abia state.On Sunday, the DSS blamed IPOB for the killing of the men, whom it said were buried in shallow graves.But in a statement signed by Goddy Uwazuruike, Aka Ikenga’s president-general, on [...]

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    Police confirm 15 deaths in Taraba violence

Police confirm 15 deaths in Taraba violence

The Taraba Police Command has confirmed 15 persons dead in Sunday's communal clashes in Wukari and Ibi towns.ASP Joseph Kwaji, the command’s public relations officer, said this in an interview with the NAN on Monday in Jalingo.He said that 11 persons were killed in Ibi while four others lost their lives in Wukari.Kwaji said many were injured and several houses burnt [...]

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    Fulani, Tiv, Jukun communities agree to end feud in Taraba

Fulani, Tiv, Jukun communities agree to end feud in Taraba

Jukun, Tiv and Fulani communities in Wukari Local Government Area of Taraba State have signed a peace agreement to end ongoing clashes in the areas.The agreement was signed at a meeting presided over by Acting Governor of the state, Alhaji Garba Umar, and Paramount Ruler of Wukari and Chairman, Taraba Traditional Council, Dr Shekarau Angyu.Umar promised the communities that the [...]

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