Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Tag "Herdsmen"

    A recall of history as Danjuma addresses House of Lords

A recall of history as Danjuma addresses House of Lords

General Theophilus Yakubu Danjuma – former Chief of Staff of Nigerian Army, and erstwhile Minister of Defence – will today address the British House of Lords on the seemingly intractable herdsmen attack and its implications for ethnic minority rights and stability in Nigeria. General Danjuma will be accompanied to the forum by Archbishop Ben Kwashi, the Anglican Bishop of Jos.The [...]

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    Lai: This government won’t relent until every Nigerian can sleep with two eyes closed

Lai: This government won’t relent until every Nigerian can sleep with two eyes closed

Lai Mohammed, minister of information, says the government will not relent until it provides security for the citizens.In a statement his team released on Monday, Mohammed said the government would not fall for the antics of the opposition to distract it.He said the opposition is using fake news to blame killings in certain parts of the country on herdsmen.The minister [...]

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    ‘We buried many people inside their rooms’ — untold stories of Plateau attacks

‘We buried many people inside their rooms’ — untold stories of Plateau attacks

The day began with high hope; bright morning; good weather – the perfect kind for farming. Irimya Moses left for her farm like some other villagers in Exland, Barkin Ladi local government area of Plateau state, with no slightest knowledge she would not be returning alive.  She had spent barely two hours there when around 1pm she was rounded up [...]

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    VIDEO: ‘Stop these killings in the name of Allah’ — Sarah Omakwu kneels in church to beg Buhari

VIDEO: ‘Stop these killings in the name of Allah’ — Sarah Omakwu kneels in church to beg Buhari

Sarah Omakwu, senior pastor of the Family Worship Centre, knelt in the church as a mother to beg President Muhammadu Buhari to stop the killings in Plateau and across Nigeria.Speaking at the black thanksgiving service of the Abuja-based Church on Sunday, the pastor said she could be killed at any time and nothing will happen, because the value of life in Nigeria [...]

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    Nigeria’s helmsman and his herdsmen

Nigeria’s helmsman and his herdsmen

No matter how hard President Muhammadu Buhari tries, or no matter the frequency with which his spokesmen finger the opposition, the final months of his tenure in office will continue to be dominated, in part, by herdsmen attacks(Yes, someone tell the President I wrote “herdsmen attacks” — not “herder-farmer crisis”.). Since suspected herdsmen killed more than 100 across three local [...]

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    VIDEO: Depriving Fulani of their indigenous rights won’t help Nigeria, says Miyetti Allah

VIDEO: Depriving Fulani of their indigenous rights won’t help Nigeria, says Miyetti Allah

The Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) has accused some communities of depriving herdsmen their indigenous rights, saying this has contributed to the crisis surrounding herdsmen and farmers across the country.In various states including Benue, Plateau and Zamfara, clashes between the herders and farmers/locals as well as attacks by suspected herders have led to the death of hundreds, [...]

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    ‘Visitation not protection’ — Nigerian students at Cambridge ask Buhari to ‘stop the killings’

‘Visitation not protection’ — Nigerian students at Cambridge ask Buhari to ‘stop the killings’

Cambridge University Nigeria Student Society (CUNS) has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to stop the incessant killings of Nigerians across the nation.Expressing themselves via a peaceful protest on Friday in Cambridge, UK, the students condemned the recent killings in Plateau state, the northcentral, and the rest of the country.The students stated that "visitation is not protection," and asked the government to do [...]

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    Victims of Plateau killings were herdsmen, says Miyetti Allah

Victims of Plateau killings were herdsmen, says Miyetti Allah

The Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) has denied killing anybody in Plateau state.Casualties were recorded when suspected herdsmen invaded communities in three local government areas of the state last weekend.The police had confirmed that 100 persons died in the attack which reportedly started on Saturday and ended Sunday.TheCable visited some of the affected villages and discovered that [...]

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    Tackling insecurity and spectre of killer herdsmen in the north-central

Tackling insecurity and spectre of killer herdsmen in the north-central

BY EDWARD ONOJAThe killings by suspected herdsmen across the north-central and elsewhere in Nigeria are tragic and worrisome at the same time. Tragic because no one should have to lose his or her life or loved ones to such cowardly attacks in our nation. Worrisome because we have left the common enemy to fight one another along political, ethnic and [...]

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    Miyetti Allah, pork barrel and change

Miyetti Allah, pork barrel and change

 They struck again in two different parts of the country on different turfs. In Plateau, the bloody revenge mission by Miyetti Allah for the right of passage for cows left at least 100 dead. In Abuja, it came to light, again, that lawmakers who have been a thorn in the side of the public had, after seven months, passed a budget [...]

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    Buhari: It’s unfair to blame me for not cautioning killer herdsmen because I look like them

Buhari: It’s unfair to blame me for not cautioning killer herdsmen because I look like them

President Muhammadu Buhari says it is unfair for people to accuse him of not reprimanding suspected gun-wielding herdsmen because he looks like them.Buhari said this on Tuesday during an interactive session with stakeholders in Plateau state.Simon Lalong, governor of the state, Abubakar Bagudu and Abubakar Bello, governors of Kebbi and Niger states, accompanied Buhari to the meeting.He said he was in [...]

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    Miyetti Allah denies statement on Plateau killings (updated)

Miyetti Allah denies statement on Plateau killings (updated)

The Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders’ Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) says it did not describe the attacks on some communities in Plateau state as an act of retaliation.Suspected herdsmen attacked Riyom, Barakin Ladi and Jos south local government areas of the state on Saturday.Residents said over 100 persons were killed in the incident while the police confirmed 86 casualties.According to The [...]

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    The political phrase ‘farmers-herders clashes’ must be proscribed

The political phrase ‘farmers-herders clashes’ must be proscribed

The first approach to solving a security problem is stripping it of all political pretences and nuances. The killings in Plateau, Benue, Zamfara and other places should be properly phrased.‎The casual resort to tagging or reducing mass killings or massacres to "farmers-herders clashes‎" is sadism. It mocks the dead and drives a dagger deeper into the wounds of the [...]

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    We won’t rest until murderers are incapacitated, says Buhari on Plateau attack

We won’t rest until murderers are incapacitated, says Buhari on Plateau attack

President Muhammadu Buhari has described as regrettable the killings in Plateau state. Over 100 people reportedly lost their lives on Saturday, though the police put the death toll at 86.The attacks were blamed on suspected herdsmen. Buildings, including churches, were burnt, while vehicles and property worth millions of naira destroyed.Reacting via his Twitter handle, Buhari expressed condolence to the affected communities.“The [...]

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    Attack on herdsmen: CAN seeks Buhari’s intervention over youth sentenced to death

Attack on herdsmen: CAN seeks Buhari’s intervention over youth sentenced to death

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has called on President Muhammdu Buhari to ask the Adamawa state government not to implement the death sentence passed on five Christian youth in the state.The youth were convicted by an Adamawa high court for “willfully and intentionally conspiring and attacking three herdsmen rearing cattle at Kadamun village in Demsa local government area, killing [...]

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    Don’t be Miyetti Allah’s mouthpiece, Ortom warns defence minister

Don’t be Miyetti Allah’s mouthpiece, Ortom warns defence minister

Samuel Ortom, governor of Benue state, has asked Mansur Dan-Ali, minister of defence, to apologise to Nigerians for demanding the suspension of anti-grazing law.On June 5, Dan Ali called for the suspension of the law which is operational in Benue, Taraba and Ekiti states.Speaking at an event on Tuesday to showcase the national livestock transformation plan by the office of [...]

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