Tag "Herdsmen"

    Buhari: IGP will deal decisively with Enugu attackers

Buhari: IGP will deal decisively with Enugu attackers

President Muhammadu Buhari says he has given security agencies the order to “deal decisively and expeditiously” with the issue of indiscriminate killings by herdsmen. Speaking at a meeting with members of the Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria (CBCN), Buhari reiterated the commitment of his administration to security. “We are determined to secure all Nigerians and I have told the inspector-general of police [...]

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    Shettima: People politicising herdsmen killings

Shettima: People politicising herdsmen killings

The Northern States Governors Forum (NSGF) has condemned the killings carried out by herdsmen across the country, warning any individual or group against politicising the situation. Addressing journalists at the end of the NSGF’s meeting in Kaduna, Kashim Shettima, governor of Borno state and chairman of the forum, said rather than unite and find a solution to the problem, some people [...]

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    STAT: Herdsmen killing more than Boko Haram

STAT: Herdsmen killing more than Boko Haram

Herdsmen have killed more Nigerians than Boko Haram has done in 2016, TheCable can report. According to very conservative figures compiled by TheCable in 2015, Boko Haram killed over 4,000 Nigerians within the calendar year, down from 6,347 in 2014. From 2009 to 2015, the insurgents put a halt to more than 30,000 lives – innocent civilians full of dreams of their [...]

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    Military plans joint operation against herdsmen

Military plans joint operation against herdsmen

The military and other security agencies will prioritise the growing attacks carried out by Fulani herdsmen and respond to it with a "joint operation" as has happened with insurgency. Rabe Abubakar, the acting director, defence information, said this according to a Punch report on Thursday.  “The current resurgence of this issue of herdsmen is something which must be given a priority now that there [...]

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    Police make U-turn on Enugu killers

Police make U-turn on Enugu killers

Nwodibo Ekechukwu, the commissioner of police for Enugu state, says the killings of nine people in Nimbo community was carried out by suspected herdsmen. This appears to contradict a statement released by the state police on Wednesday saying that the killers were "mere hoodlums". “First of all, let me extend my condolence to the families, it is painful to us and we would [...]

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    Police: Enugu killings NOT by herdsmen

Police: Enugu killings NOT by herdsmen

The Enugu state police command says herdsmen are not responsible for the killing of dozens of people in the state. A statement by Ebere Amaraizu, police public relations officer for the state, blamed the attack on hoodlumps. “The attention of Enugu State Police Command has been drawn to various publications in some sections of the media regarding the incident at Nimbo Community in Uzo-Uwani Local Government [...]

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