Thursday, February 22, 2018

Tag "Herdsmen"

    ICYMI: Herdsmen take traditional oath to obey anti-grazing law of Ekiti

ICYMI: Herdsmen take traditional oath to obey anti-grazing law of Ekiti

Herdsmen in Ekiti have taken a traditional oath to live in peace with host communities in the state.Violation of the traditional oath – administered on Tuesday by Ardo Mairero, the sarkin Fulani of Kwara state – is said to bring tragedy upon the culprit.It was administered after a peace meeting convened by Ayodele Fayose, governor of the state.The herders promised [...]

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    Zamfara killings: IGP vows to crush bandits

Zamfara killings: IGP vows to crush bandits

Ibrahim Idris, inspector-general of police (IGP), has vowed to crush those behind killings in Zamfara state.To underscore the resolve, Idris announced that three additional mobile police units would be deployed in the state  to beef up security.Idris made the disclosure in Gusau, the state capital, after a condolence visit to Birane village, Zurmi local government area of the state [...]

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    ‘Herdsmen’ poison lions, vultures — but not in Nigeria

‘Herdsmen’ poison lions, vultures — but not in Nigeria

As Nigeria tries to work out a way to solve the herdsmen-farmers conflict, Tanzania is facing a different dimension of the problem.Herdsmen have been involved in clashes with operators of wildlife parks in the East African country.During the week, six lions and 74 vultures were found dead near a national park, south of the country.Gaudence Milanzi, permanent secretary for natural [...]

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    Sanusi asks Miyetti Allah to expose killer herdsmen

Sanusi asks Miyetti Allah to expose killer herdsmen

Muhammd Sanusi II, emir of Kano, has asked the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN), to expose criminal herdsmen among them.Speaking at a national executive council meeting of MACBAN at Minna, Niger state on Sunday, Sanusi said not all herdsman are criminals.The emir said Nigerians should avoid "ethnic profiling" whenever a crime is committed."Nigerians should avoid ethnic profiling [...]

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    ‘Herdsmen’ hit Kaduna village, kill four

‘Herdsmen’ hit Kaduna village, kill four

Suspected herdsmen have killed four people in Bakin Kogi, a village in Jama'a local government area of Kaduna state.A witness told TheCable that the incident happened around 10am on Sunday.The witness said the victims were ambushed while returning home from palm wine tapping.A lady, who sustained serious injuries from gunshots, has been taken to a hospital in Kafanchan."The attack took place [...]

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    Umahi asks traditional rulers to compile data on herdsmen

Umahi asks traditional rulers to compile data on herdsmen

David Umahi, governor of Ebonyi state, has directed traditional rulers to collate data on herdsmen operating in the state for easy identification and maintenance of peace. Umahi gave the order at a meeting with traditional rulers and miners in Abakaliki, the state capital, on Friday.He said the data should include the names, location and contact phone numbers of the herdsmen.“Traditional rulers [...]

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    Edo bans night grazing, orders clampdown on illegal arms

Edo bans night grazing, orders clampdown on illegal arms

The Edo state government has banned night grazing in a bid to check clashes between herdsmen and farmers.Announcing the ban on Thursday, Godwin Obaseki, governor of the state, also said herdsmen "or anyone else" will no longer be allowed to carry guns.He said: “We will not accept anyone with firearms. Anyone found with arms will face the law. We need information [...]

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    Kaduna CAN passes vote of no confidence on Buhari over herdsmen crisis

Kaduna CAN passes vote of no confidence on Buhari over herdsmen crisis

The Kaduna state chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has passed a vote of no confidence on President Muhammadu Buhari over the clashes between farmers and herdsmen.The group also said the proposed establishment of cattle colonies in the country would pave way for the “foreigners to continue to wage unrelenting war against innocent Nigerians".While receiving the leadership of the [...]

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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’ in gun battle with soldiers in Benue

‘Herdsmen’ in gun battle with soldiers in Benue

Suspected herdsmen engaged men of the 707 special forces brigade of the Nigerian Army, Makurdi, Benue state in a gun battle on Tuesday.Olabisi Ayeni, spokesman of the brigade, disclosed this in a statement issued on Thursday.He said the suspects were plotting to attack a fish farm belonging to Samuel Ortom, governor of the state.Ayeni said two of the attackers had [...]

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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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    Herdsmen attacks won’t be tolerated, says Buhari

Herdsmen attacks won’t be tolerated, says Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari says his government will not tolerate the attacks by suspected herdsmen.Speaking during his official visit to Nasarawa state, Buhari frowned at what he described as “unwarranted killing of innocent citizens”.He said the government was working hard to instil peace and stability and enjoined Nigerians to resist the temptation of engaging in reprisals.He sympathised with victims of reported [...]

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    Fresh killings as herdsmen, villagers clash in Adamawa

Fresh killings as herdsmen, villagers clash in Adamawa

An unconfirmed number of persons have been killed in a clash between herdsmen and villagers in Song local government area of Adamawa state.The clash, which occurred in Simba and Shure villages on Friday, also left many houses destroyed.Trouble started when the herders took their cattle to a pond said to be the only source of water in the area.This led [...]

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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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    Ex-naval chief: Police say it’s difficult to arrest ‘highly placed’ herdsmen sponsors

Ex-naval chief: Police say it’s difficult to arrest ‘highly placed’ herdsmen sponsors

Samuel Afolayan, a former chief of naval staff, says the Kwara state police has admitted that it is difficult to arrest sponsors of recalcitrant herdsmen.The ex-naval chief said he was told this when he reported the destruction of his farmland to the police.Afolayan was head of the Nigerian navy from 2001-2005 under the administration of former President Olusegun Obasanjo.In an [...]

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