Tag "Herdsmen"

    Ohanaeze to IGP: Police silent while herdsmen carry AK-47 rifles in Anambra

Ohanaeze to IGP: Police silent while herdsmen carry AK-47 rifles in Anambra

Ohanaeze Ndigbo has accused law enforcement agencies of ignoring reports of herdsmen moving around with AK-47 rifles in a community in Anambra state. In a petition to Mohammed Adamu, inspector-general of police, the apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation said the story would have been different if those carrying guns were members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB). The petition dated March 3 and [...]

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    FAKE NEWS ALERT: Herdsmen are not killing people on Benin-Ore road

FAKE NEWS ALERT: Herdsmen are not killing people on Benin-Ore road

A video claiming that herdsmen killed people along Benin-Ore road in Edo state has been confirmed to be false. The two-minute 39 seconds video showed stranded people and a queue of cars along the expressway. The person who made the video had claimed that people were stranded because herdsmen killed residents of Igbogi village along the expressway. "The machetes Fulani herdsmen carried were [...]

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    Damaged huts, lost farms… inside Plateau communities where inhabitants live in constant fear of death

Damaged huts, lost farms… inside Plateau communities where inhabitants live in constant fear of death

Senami Kojah, an investigative journalist, travelled deep into the hot spots and no-go areas in the interiors of Bokkos local government area of Plateau state, which has recorded the killing of more than 100 people in attacks perpetrated by armed men, to investigate claims by the federal government that attacks on farmers have stopped and internally displaced persons are being [...]

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    ‘500 clerics’ kick off 21 days prayer for Nigeria’s unity

‘500 clerics’ kick off 21 days prayer for Nigeria’s unity

About 500 clerics have gathered in Abuja to kick-start a 21-day prayer and fasting session "against the forces planning the destabilisation of Nigeria". The clerics, drawn from various churches across the country, said with the present situation of things in the country, prayers and fasting are urgently needed to salvage the nation. Led by Sunday Garuba, a bishop who is the president [...]

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    Tension in Jigawa community over invasion of ‘armed herders’

Tension in Jigawa community over invasion of ‘armed herders’

The influx of herdsmen into Miga local government area of Jigawa state is currently causing panic among residents. Some of the herders are believed to be from Niger Republic. Kawu Magaji, the local government secretary who confirmed the development to journalists, attributed the influx of the herders to a recent violent clash between farmers and herders in Hadejia axis of the state. He [...]

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    Oyo assembly passes anti-open grazing bill to address farmer/herder clashes

Oyo assembly passes anti-open grazing bill to address farmer/herder clashes

The Oyo state house of assembly has passed the anti-open grazing bill. The ‘Open Rearing and Grazing Regulation Bill 2019’, jointly sponsored by Adebo Ogundoyin, speaker of the house; Abiodun Fadeyi, his deputy, and other principal officers was passed on the floor of the house on Thursday. On Wednesday, herdsmen in the state held a meeting in which they resolved to take [...]

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    Bauchi gov: Herdsmen from other countries will benefit from FG’s livestock plan

Bauchi gov: Herdsmen from other countries will benefit from FG’s livestock plan

Bala Mohammed, governor of Bauchi state, says herdsmen from other countries will benefit from the federal government's National Livestock Transformation Plan (NLTP). Speaking on Channels Television on Monday, Mohammed said Fulani herdsmen are nomadic, moving across countries within the continent. "I think there is a lot of mistrust and misconception as regards the Fulani man. The Fulani man is a global or [...]

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    Miyetti Allah bans herdsmen without family in south-east from grazing in the region

Miyetti Allah bans herdsmen without family in south-east from grazing in the region

The Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) has banned herdsmen whose families are not resident in the south-east from grazing in the region.  The organisation took the decision alongside the Northern Leaders and Livestock and Perishable Goods Market traders after a meeting in Enugu state on Saturday. Speaking to journalists about the development, Gidado Siddiki, MACBAN south-east chairman, said the [...]

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    ‘I prayed my kidnappers would sleep off and they did’ — RCCG minister recounts ordeal

‘I prayed my kidnappers would sleep off and they did’ — RCCG minister recounts ordeal

Ibeleji Chidinma, a deaconess in the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), has recounted how she gained freedom from her abductors on Saturday. Chidinma and four other passengers were abducted on Friday along the Benin-Sagamu expressway in Ogun state while heading to Lagos from the eastern part of the country and were taken to the forest. Chidinma was rescued in the [...]

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    Catholic priests hit Enugu streets to protest ‘attacks by herdsmen’

Catholic priests hit Enugu streets to protest ‘attacks by herdsmen’

Priests in the Catholic Diocese of Enugu state hit the streets on Friday to protest the alleged continued attacks targeted at them. The priests marched through major streets in their hundreds, carrying placards with inscriptions urging the state government to urgently address the "rising insecurity" in the state. They were at the state government house as well as the state police command [...]

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    North-west governors grant amnesty to bandits 

North-west governors grant amnesty to bandits 

Bandits, cattle rustlers have been granted amnesty by governors in the north-west.  This was disclosed by Aminu Masari, governor of Katsina state, who read a communiqué issued at the end of a one-day security and reconciliation meeting with security agents, vigilante, volunteer groups, herdsmen and farmers on Thursday in Katsina. Over the months, many lives have been lost in clashes between farmers [...]

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    Armed Miyetti Allah vigilante group now operating in Ondo

Armed Miyetti Allah vigilante group now operating in Ondo

Kayode Ajulo, human rights lawyer, says the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria have set up a vigilante group in Ondo state, mounting checkpoints along the highway. In a post on social media, he said he had an encounter with the armed men while travelling from the Akoko area of the state to Abuja. “It is quite true that I was [...]

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    ‘Your government seems helpless’ — alaafin writes Buhari over nationwide killings

‘Your government seems helpless’ — alaafin writes Buhari over nationwide killings

Lamidi Adeyemi, alaafin of Oyo, has written a letter to President Muhammadu Buhari saying people in the south-west are worried about the "criminal activities of herdsmen" in the region. In the letter issued on Sunday, the monarch said the people are fast losing their patience and may resort to self-help to protect their lives and properties. Adeyemi said the herdsmen, who sometimes [...]

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    Ganduje, Igbo leaders in Kano ask herdsmen not to leave the south

Ganduje, Igbo leaders in Kano ask herdsmen not to leave the south

Abdullahi Ganduje, governor of Kano state, and Igbo leaders in the state have rejected calls by some northern political leaders that herdsmen in the southern part of the country relocate to the north. According to a statement by Abba Anwar, chief secretary to Ganduje, the governor spoke during a special dinner organised to honour Boniface Ibekwe, Eze Ndigbo Kano, on his [...]

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    Miyetti Allah to herdsmen: Remain where you are and defend yourselves

Miyetti Allah to herdsmen: Remain where you are and defend yourselves

The Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore has asked herdsmen across the country to defend themselves against ethnic militia groups. In an interview with Punch published on Saturday, Saleh Alhassan, national secretary of the group, said herdsmen can exercise their right to free movement as Nigerians. He said governors in the south would be held responsible if there is an attack on herdsmen. "We are Nigerians [...]

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    Northern coalition to Buhari: We’ll hold you responsible if any herdsman is killed in the south

Northern coalition to Buhari: We’ll hold you responsible if any herdsman is killed in the south

The Coalition of Northern Groups (CNG) says it will hold President Muhammadu Buhari responsible if any northerner is attacked in the south. Abdul-Azeez Sulieman, spokesman of the group, said this in a statement on Thursday. The statement was released after Buhari told herdsmen to disregard a call to vacate the southern part of the country. The Northern Elders Forum (NEF) had asked herdsmen to leave [...]

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