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Adamawa PDP chairman beheaded by herdsmen

Suspected Fulani herdsmen have beheaded the Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party in Bare ward in the Numan Local Government Area, Adamawa State, Charles Chrisanthus, The politician was reportedly killed in the presence of his wife, Dorcas, in his farm on August 29, 2018. The widow of the slain PDP chieftain...
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Presidency clarifies issues on Buhari’s support for herdsmen

President Muhammadu Buhari is never sympathetic in favour of activities of killer herdsmen, Presidency clarified on Wednesday in response to conclusion by a media house. In the editorial in question, the newspaper had accused the President of being indifferent to herdsmen atrocities. But the Presidency in a statement by the Senior...

Herdsmen association threatens to force Saraki to resign

An Association of herdsmen under the under the aegis of Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association has asked President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, to resign or be force to do so, saying he has created several problems for the President Muhammadu Buhari-led regime. The association further said Saraki is to be...

Herdsmen killings: Open grazing banned by NEC

Following the incessant killings by herdsmen, the National Executive Council (NEC) yesterday gave approval to the recommendation to ban open grazing of cattle in all states of the federation. The recommendation which was submitted by the NEC's three-man subcommittee and headed by Governor Dave Umahi of Ebonyi State, particularly mandated...

We are working on solutions, says Buhari as herdsmen attacked Bunue again

Following the fresh attack of the Fulani herdsmen on Benue communities in Logo and Ukum local government areas on Tuesday night in which 10 persons were killed and left many injured, President Muhammadu Buhari has vowed to provide lasting solutions to the menace. Speaking through his Special Adviser on Media...

Anti-open grazing: Police speaks on law enforcement against herdsmen

The Nigeria Police has declared its readiness to enforce the anti-open grazing laws as its pertain to each state of the Federation. It also maintained that the civil society has the right to issue authorities to the security operatives in their states, in a bid to protest lives and property...

3 herdsmen sentenced in Benue for open grazing

Three herdsmen, Iliya Garba, Hassan Abdullahi and Lanshak Lonfalk have been sentenced by the Makurdi Magistrate Court on Friday to one year imprisonment each for grazing their cows openly, thereby violating the law enacted in 2017. The convicts were charged with criminal conspiracy and open nomadic livestock rearing and grazing. The...

Herdsmen ambuse Kaduna village, kill four, wound woman

Suspected Fulani herdsmen bearing gun on Sunday attacked Bakin Bakin Kogi village in the Jema’a Local Government Area of Kaduna State, killed four persons and injured a woman. According to a source who pleaded anonymity, the incident occurred at about 10am on Sunday when worshippers were returning from church, adding...

Obiano issues 14-day ultimatum to cattle dealers to compesate farmers

Willie Obiano, the governor of Anambra State has issued out ultimatum to cattle dealers association two weeks ultimatum to pay compensation to farmers in some communities  whose  crops were destroyed last year by herdsmen. The South East zonal chairman of Miyetti Allah Cattle breaders Association, MACBAN, Alhaji Idris Sadiq Gidado stated this in...

Come out clean, PDP slams Buhari over herdsmen menace

The Peoples Democratic Party yesterday condemned killings in Benue and other part of the country by herdsmen, saying the stance of President Muhammadu Buhari-led government so far has been pretentious. Using strong worded terms, the opposition party said President Buhari has failed to keep his oath of protecting lives. The statement...

Herdsmen attack more Benue villages, destroy Ortom’s farmhouse

Herdsmen on Monday attacked Waku village and Gbajimba town, in Guma Local Government Area of Benue State, which left two people dead as well as destroying State Governor Samuel Ortom's farm house. Report from Vangaurd said the attack occurred about a day after earlier attack in another community, Yogbo, perpetrated...

Tunde Bakara disappointed with Buhari on killings by herdsmen in Benue

Pastor Tunde Bakara of Latter Rain Assembly last night expressed his disappointment over President Muhammadu Buhari's reaction to the raging killings in Benue by herdsmen, saying he has failed. The clergy-cum politician divulged his mind on the issue while on AIT, monitored by FELLOW PRESS, where he said Nigerians' expectations...

Osinbajo denies receiving warning about herdsmen from Ortom

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has denied receiving letter from Governor Ortom of Benue State notifying him of the impending evil the herdsmen are about to perpetrate about 6 months ago. Osinbajo, the then Acting President was said to have been forewarned in a letter date June 7, 2017, where he...

Ndigbo rejects cattle colonies, says we have our local cow in South-East

An Igbo group, the Ohanaeze Ndigbo, has rejected the Federal Government conclusion to established Cattle Colonies across the country in a bid to proffer lasting solution to the lingering clashing between herdsmen and their host community, saying they would not be dragged into such arrangement. The Ohanaeze Ndigbo told the President...

Farmers-herdsmen clashes: Army to support FG, deploys Special Forces to 3 states

The Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, says the Nigerian Army has deployed Troops to help stem the clashes between farmers and herdsmen across three states and stabilise them. Buratai said this at the official inauguration of the Nigerian Army Farms and Ranch and Presentation of Farm Implements to...

Buhari to address herdsmen and farmers conflict, as he comes up with stakeholders conference to develop infrastructures and agriculture in the next 20 to 30 years

Presidency is finally providing solution to the long-time conflict between herdsmen and farmers in the country, a reaction to which would be timely as the incessant clamouring increases for President Muhammadu Buhari to "do something". The 'lasting solution' to cattle rearers killing people of their host communities, according to the...

Why Buhari will not act on Fulani herdsmen killings | Azuka Onwuka

On January 1, it was reported that about 20 people were killed in Rivers State. On January 7, it was reported that a combined team of military and intelligence operatives had tracked the leader of the gang, Don Waney, and some of his men to their Enugu hideout and...

Why Buhari will not act on Fulani herdsmen killings | Azuka Onwuka

On January 1, it was reported that about 20 people were killed in Rivers State. On January 7, it was reported that a combined team of military and intelligence operatives had tracked the leader of the gang, Don Waney, and some of his men to their Enugu hideout and...

Osinbajo warns Nigerians on comments on herdsmen

Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, the Vice President said Nigerians should be careful of their comments on the raging issue of herdsmen killing not add sentiments which could trigger more crisis in the country. The VP said his warning is to wake stakeholders and all Nigerians to the fact that Boko Haram...

Nigerian Army speaks on NDA cadets who absconded Academy

The Nigerian Army has reacted to report of some of its cadets in the who reportedly absconded the Nigerian Defence Academy and left their belongings in the care of Fulani herdsmen, saying due investigation would be carried out to ascertain the truth. "The attention of the Nigerian Defence Academy has...

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