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    Ganduje invites more herders to Kano as he inaugurates RUGA settlement

Ganduje invites more herders to Kano as he inaugurates RUGA settlement

Abdullahi Ganduje, governor of Kano, says herders from African countries bring in weapons into Nigeria.  Commenting on the persistent clashes between herders and farmers, especially in the north, Ganduje said the uncontrolled influx of foreign herders into the country ought to be checked. He spoke on Saturday while inaugurating 25 housing units for the RUGA settlement project at Dansoshiya forest in Kiru [...]

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    Ortom: We’ve convicted 81 herders who broke grazing law

Ortom: We’ve convicted 81 herders who broke grazing law

Samuel Ortom, governor of Benue, says no fewer than 81 herdsmen had been convicted and 3,000 cows arrested under the state’s anti-open grazing law. Ortom gave the update in a keynote address at the 2019 annual convention of the Idoma association in New York on Saturday. According to him, the implementation of the law had brought relative peace to the state. “We are [...]

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    Ohanaeze to FG: Don’t exonerate herdsmen in death of Fasoranti’s daughter

Ohanaeze to FG: Don’t exonerate herdsmen in death of Fasoranti’s daughter

Ohanaeze Ndigbo, apex Igbo socio-cultural group, says the murder of Funke Olakunrin, daughter of Fasoranti, Afenifere leader, is capable of throwing the country into anarchy.  Olakunrin, 58, was heading to Lagos from Akure, Ondo state capital, when suspected kidnappers targeted her vehicle. In an attempt to escape, the attackers fired at her, and she died while being taken to the hospital.  In [...]

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    25 herders ‘illegally detained’ by vigilantes regain freedom in Zamfara

25 herders ‘illegally detained’ by vigilantes regain freedom in Zamfara

The Zamfara police command says it has facilitated the release of 25 herders "illegally held" by local vigilantes in Dansadau emirate, Maru local government area of the state. This was disclosed in a statement by Muhammad Shehu, police public relations officer of the command, on Friday. According to the statement, the release of the victims is part of the ongoing push for [...]

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    Northern coalition gives governors 30-day ultimatum to adopt Ruga

Northern coalition gives governors 30-day ultimatum to adopt Ruga

The coalition of northern groups (CNGs) has issued a strong warning to governors who are opposed to the Ruga settlement programme to reconsider their decision within 30 days. The federal government had announced the suspension of the Ruga initiative it proposed to resolve the clashes between farmers and herdsmen. This was after the controversy that had trailed the project since it was announced in June. [...]

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    Southern leaders on Ruga: FG can’t force violent herders on our communities

Southern leaders on Ruga: FG can’t force violent herders on our communities

The Southern and Middle Belt Leaders Forum has accused President Muhammadu Buhari of "deploying federal might" to promote the interest of one ethnic group over others. The group was reacting to Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, comment that Ruga settlement proposed by the federal government is not for herders alone. In a statement signed by Yinka Odumakin (south-west); Chigozie Ogbu (south-east); Bassey Henshaw (south-south) [...]

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    Gani Adams: We’ll retaliate if killer herdsmen don’t stop violence in Yorubaland

Gani Adams: We’ll retaliate if killer herdsmen don’t stop violence in Yorubaland

The Aare Onakakanfo Council led by Gani Adams has asked the federal government to contain activities of "killer herdsmen" in the south-west to avoid retaliation. In a communique signed by its members, the council said the activities of herders "who have been ravaging our land" have become a serious concern for the Yoruba race. It said the herders have continued to wreak [...]

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    Soyinka to FG: Don’t ignore Obasanjo’s comment on insecurity

Soyinka to FG: Don’t ignore Obasanjo’s comment on insecurity

Wole Soyinka, nobel laureate, has urged the federal government to consider the comment by Olusegun Obasanjo, former president, on the rising insecurity in the country. The foremost playwright was speaking at an event organised by the United Bank of Africa to mark the 2019 Africa Day, in Lagos, on Wednesday. While delivering a lecture on Saturday in Delta state, Obasanjo had said [...]

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    Three persons, 319 cattle killed in Plateau

Three persons, 319 cattle killed in Plateau

The Plateau state police command has confirmed the killing of three persons and 319 cattle in different attacks in Miango district of Bassa local government area of the state. A statement by Tyopev Terna, police public relations officer, also said two herders went missing during the attacks. Terna said the attacks on the herders occurred a day after some unidentified gunmen killed three persons [...]

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    Herders aged 14 and 10 killed as cattle rustlers strike in Plateau

Herders aged 14 and 10 killed as cattle rustlers strike in Plateau

Police on Saturday said gunmen killed two boys and rustled 70 cows in Turu village, Kuru district of Jos south local government area of Plateau. Terna Tyopev, Plateau police spokesman, confirmed the incident in an interview with NAN. He said: “Yesterday, at about 7pm, Mr Ezekiel Dalyop of Turu village in Kuru District of Jos south local government area, reported at our [...]

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    Three soldiers shot dead as farmers, herders clash in Plateau

Three soldiers shot dead as farmers, herders clash in Plateau

At least three operatives of Operation Safe Haven (OPSH), a military task force in Plateau state, were killed while trying to restore calm between herders and farmers in the state on Saturday. Augustine Agundu, commander of the force, disclosed this to reporters in Jos, the state capital. He vowed that those behind the tragic incident would be brought to book. “I have lost [...]

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