Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Tag "Herdsmen"

    35 herdsmen killed in Benue, says DHQ

35 herdsmen killed in Benue, says DHQ

The defence headquarters says 35 armed herdsmen were killed in Gwer, Logo and Guma local government areas of Benue state on Saturday.The armed herdsmen were said to have been killed by the air force’s Mi-35 attack helicopter during a clash with Nigerian troops.John Agim, director of information, said the military was on operation Whirl Stroke in Benue, Nasarawa, Taraba and [...]

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    Houses burnt, four killed as ‘herdsmen’ invade Kogi community

Houses burnt, four killed as ‘herdsmen’ invade Kogi community

Suspected herdsmen have reportedly invaded some communities in Ijumu and Mopa-Amuro local government areas of Kogi state, killing four persons.Tajudeen Yusuf, a member of the house of representatives, disclosed this in a statement on Thursday.The local government areas are located within Kogi west, the senatorial district being represented by Dino Melaye.Yusuf, who is representing Kabba/Bunu/Ijumu constituency, said the attack on [...]

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    18 of 23 LGAs in Benue are under attack, says Ortom

18 of 23 LGAs in Benue are under attack, says Ortom

Samuel Ortom, governor of Benue state, says 18 of the 23 local government areas in the state are under attack by “herdsmen.”He lamented the “continued onslaught” against the state by the herdsmen, calling for vigilance from the people.Ortom was speaking in Makurdi on Monday while interacting with journalists after his return from China.The governor said President Muhammadu Buhari was working [...]

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    Catholic bishops ask Buhari to resign over nationwide killings

Catholic bishops ask Buhari to resign over nationwide killings

The Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria (CBCN) has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to resign over the incessant attacks in the country.The group made the call in a statement issued by Augustine Akubeze and Camillus Umoh, its president and secretary respectively.The clerics condemned the killing of two priests and 17 congregants by suspected herders in Benue on Tuesday .The state [...]

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    ‘Seven IDPs’ killed in Nasarawa

‘Seven IDPs’ killed in Nasarawa

Suspected herdsmen have reportedly killed seven internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Awe local government area of Nasarawa state.Peter Ahemba, president of the Tiv Youth Organisation in the state, confirmed this to NAN on Wednesday.He said the attackers had ambushed the victims on Tuesday while on their way to pick foodstuff in Ihukan.The village is said to be deserted as a [...]

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    ‘Herdsmen’ kill 10 in fresh Benue attack

‘Herdsmen’ kill 10 in fresh Benue attack

At least ten persons have been reportedly killed in a fresh attack by suspected herdsmen in Benue state.TheCable learned that the attackers invaded some communities in Saghev, Guma local government area of the state, on Friday night.They were said to have burnt down houses and shops in the community, sacking the residents.Moses Yamu, spokesman of Benue police command, could not [...]

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    Angry IDPs stone Nasarawa governor

Angry IDPs stone Nasarawa governor

Some internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Agwatashi, Obi local government area of Nasaraw, stoned the convoy of Umaru Tanko Al-Makura on Tuesday.Al-Makura had visited the camp with security chiefs in the state to assess situation arising from the killing of 32 persons by suspected herdsmen.TheCable gathered that when the governor was about to address the IDPs, some youth in the [...]

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    Troops kill four ‘militia herdsmen’ in Benue, recover AK-47 rifles

Troops kill four ‘militia herdsmen’ in Benue, recover AK-47 rifles

The Nigerian army says its soldiers on Monday killed four militia herdsmen in Guma local government area of Benue state.In a statement on Tuesday, Texas Chukwu, army spokesman, said this followed a gun battle between the soldiers and the herdsmen.He said troops of 72 special forces battalion had intercepted 20 militia herdsmen while on patrol at Teguma village in Guma.“Four [...]

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    Obaseki bans grazing in Edo communities

Obaseki bans grazing in Edo communities

Godwin Obaseki, governor of Edo state, has placed a  90-day ban on grazing in Odighi, and Odiguetue communities in Ovia north-east local government council of the state.He made this announcement at a meeting with members of Odighi, Owan and Odigwuetue communities at the palace of the Enogie of Odighi community on Sunday.Obaseki said the ban became necessary to stop further killings as the duty [...]

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    Ortom to IDPs: Stop running from killers… defend yourselves with stones

Ortom to IDPs: Stop running from killers… defend yourselves with stones

Samuel Ortom, governor of Benue, has asked those affected by the crisis between farmers and herdsmen to defend themselves with stones.According to PUNCH, Ortom said this on Tuesday when he visited internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Naka village in Gwer west local government area.Herdsmen were said to have attacked the village and killed some people.The governor said citizens must rise up [...]

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    Edo to commence biometric capture of resident herders

Edo to commence biometric capture of resident herders

The Edo government has announced plans to commence the biometric capture of cattle herders resident in the state, in a bid to end attacks on farming communities.Godwin Obaseki, Edo governor, announced the plan on Friday during a parley with the national leaders of the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) and heads of security agencies."As a member of [...]

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    ‘Herdsmen’ kill 24 in renewed Benue attacks

‘Herdsmen’ kill 24 in renewed Benue attacks

At least 24 persons have been reportedly killed in renewed attacks by suspected herdsmen in various communities in Benue state.Members of the house of representatives from Benue disclosed this on Thursday.The killings were said to have been perpetrated between April 2 and 4.Addressing journalists in Abuja, the lawmakers alleged that killer herdsmen attacked seven communities in the state, and are [...]

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    Lai:  Herdsmen, farmers clash didn’t start yesterday… the first one happened in 1948

Lai: Herdsmen, farmers clash didn’t start yesterday… the first one happened in 1948

Lai Mohammed, minister of information, says the clashes between farmers and herdsmen date back to 1948.The minister said this on Thursday when he received a delegation of permanent secretaries led by Winfred Oyo-Ita, head of the service of the federation.Mohammed said though the misunderstanding is as a result of "an environmental situation", politicians are trying to make gains out of it."The [...]

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    Oyo APC gov aspirant says ranching is solution to farmers, herdsmen clashes

Oyo APC gov aspirant says ranching is solution to farmers, herdsmen clashes

Adeolu Akande, a governorship aspirant on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC), in Oyo state, says ranching remains the only solution to the clashes between farmers and herdsmen.Akande, who spoke during an event at Lead City University, Ibadan, ‎described ranching as the "elixir" to the crises which has claimed many lives."The elixir to the frequent conflict between farmers [...]

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    Police: 198 arms recovered from herdsmen, rustlers in Katsina

Police: 198 arms recovered from herdsmen, rustlers in Katsina

The Katsina police command says it has recovered at least 198 illegal arms from herdsmen and cattle rustlers in the state.Mohammed Wakili, state commissioner of police, disclosed this at a news conference on Wednesday.He said the recoveries were sequel to the directives given to the effect by the inspector-general of police (IGP) to the commissioners and their supervising assistant inspector-general [...]

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    10 killed as ‘herdsmen’ hit Kogi again

10 killed as ‘herdsmen’ hit Kogi again

At least 10 people, including Onu Agbenema, a traditional ruler, and his wife, were killed in an attack by suspected herdsmen in Omala local government area of Kogi state.According to PUNCH, the victims were killed on Monday in Agbenema, Aj’Ichekpa, Opada and Iyade villages in the local government area.The attackers reportedly struck after laying siege in the bush.Ibrahim Aboh, administrator [...]

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