• Cattle rustlers storm Niger, kill 6, steal 700 cows

    Cattle rustlers storm Niger, kill 6, steal 700 cows

    Six persons were killed in an attack by suspected cattle rustlers in Kukoki community of Shiroro Local Government Area of Niger State.

    The Council’s Chairman, Mark Jagaba, told the News Agency of Nigeria on Wednesday in Minna that the attack lasted for about four hours.

    Jagaba said that four Fulani and two Gbagyi were killed, while several women and children were injured.

    He said that members of the community reported that the suspects, numbering about 50 and armed with weapons, stormed the community […]

  • Police detain suspected cattle rustlers in Ekiti

    Police detain suspected cattle rustlers in Ekiti

    Two persons are now in the police detention, for allegedly stealing five cows in Ifaki Ekiti, Ido/Osi Local Government Area of Ekiti State.

    The suspects, according to the Commander of Vigilante Group of Nigeria, (VON), Mr Akin Olorunloni, were apprehended along Ifaki-Iworoko road around 3.30 am on Tuesday.

    Olorunloni explained that the cattle rustlers, numbering seven came in a white Hummer bus and were heading towards Iworoko Ekiti were given a hot chase by his after noticing their suspicious moves.

    He said that […]

  • Governor Fayose meets cattle owners over new grazing law

    Governor Fayose meets cattle owners over new grazing law

    Members of the umbrella body of cattle owners, Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN), will now be part of the patrol teams to enforce the new law to regulate grazing in Ekiti State.

    Governor Ayodele Fayose gave the directive on Tuesday at a meeting with the leadership of MACBAN where both parties ironed out ‘grey’ areas in the enforcement of the Prohibition of Cattle and Other Ruminants Grazing Act 2016.

    MACBAN leaders had requested to be part of the patrol […]

  • Suspected cattle rustlers kill five in Niger

    Suspected cattle rustlers kill five in Niger

    Fully-armed suspected cattle rustlers on Monday killed five persons in Gbada community in Kaure, Shiroro Local Government Area of Niger State.

    It was learnt that the attack was carried out at about 3a.m and that several villagers were also injured while others are still missing.

    It was gathered that the attackers, numbering over 30, stormed the community at about 3a.m when the villagers were deep in sleep and that several cows were stolen.

    Gbada and environs situated on the border with neighbouring Kaduna […]

  • Troops arrest 21 suspected cattle rustlers – Army

    Troops arrest 21 suspected cattle rustlers – Army

    According to reports, the Nigerian Army on Saturday night announced the arrest of 21 suspected cattle rustlers.

    The disclosure, which was made in a statement by the Acting Director, Army Public Relations (DAPR), Col. Sani Usman, did not, however, state where the arrest was made.

    Nonetheless, the Army, said it will do everything within its power, to frustrate cattle rustling, which it noted, now serves as source of funding of Boko Haram’s activities.

    The Army said: “As part of measures to stem the […]

  • I’ll butcher arrested cattle for stomach infrastructure, says Fayose

    I’ll butcher arrested cattle for stomach infrastructure, says Fayose

    According to reports, the Ekiti State governor, Ayodele Fayose, has inaugurated the state’s Grazing Enforcement Marshals, warning that cattle caught feeding after 6 p.m., would be seized.

    He said the state government would collaborate with the police and other security agencies to combat defiant herdsmen. He noted that the marshals would not bear arms and would, therefore, rely on bodies empowered to do so.

    The governor reiterated the need to stop innocent people being killed and farmers’ means of livelihood being taken […]

  • Anti-grazing: Fayose arrests cattle in Ekiti … See photos

    Anti-grazing: Fayose arrests cattle in Ekiti … See photos

    Following the enactment of the anti-grazing law in Ekiti State, the State Governor, Ayodele Fayose yesterday arrested some cattle in Ikole Ekiti.

    This was disclosed by the Special Adviser to the governor on Public Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka on his Facebook page.

    According to Olayinka, herdsmen and their cattle were arrested on the orders of the governor who came across them while going to Ikole-Ekiti, along along Afao Ekiti road.

    ”Governor Ayodele Fayose demonstrated the seriousness of the State Anti Grazing […]

  • Katsina to grant special pardon to cattle rustlers — SSG

    Katsina to grant special pardon to cattle rustlers — SSG

    According to reports, the Katsina State Government, on Monday said it would grant “special pardon” to cattle rustlers who drop their arms and embrace peace.

    Dr Mustapha Inuwa, the Secretary to the State Government, said in Safana at the beginning of peace talks with leaders of the criminal rustling gangs operating in the state.

    “The government is ready to grant special pardon to cattle rustlers who hand over their weapons and release stolen cows in their possession,” he said during the meeting […]

  • Troops arrest Boko Haram terrorists at cattle market

    Troops arrest Boko Haram terrorists at cattle market

    Troops of Operation LAFIYA DOLE with assistance of Civilian JTF, have arrested three suspected members of the Boko Haram terrorists group.

    The suspects include Abba Go Dallagio, Abba Fanned and Alhaji Nwariye. During preliminary investigation they claimed that they entered into Maiduguri through Mafa with about 200 cows for sale at Maiduguri cattle market.

    The suspects further stated that they are part of logistics elements of the Boko Haram terrorists group that assist in selling cows for the insurgents.

    They further added that […]

  • Kill straying cattle in Abuja – Senate c’ttee tells residents

    Kill straying cattle in Abuja – Senate c’ttee tells residents

    Angered by continued movement of cattle in Abuja metropolis despite several warnings by the Federal Capital Territory Authorities, the Senate Committee on FCT has ordered slaughtering of any cow found in the city centre.

    The directive was handed down by its chairman, Senator Dino Melaye (APC Kogi West) to the Minister of Federal Capital Territory, Alhaji Mohammed Bello, when he appeared before the committee yesterday.

    Melaye, who gave the order in a speech read at the session, said it was very “disappointing, […]

  • Troops kill two cattle rustlers, recover seven cows, one car

    Troops kill two cattle rustlers, recover seven cows, one car

    Troops carrying out clearance operation of suspected livestock rustlers and bandits’ camps and hideouts in the North West have killed two suspected bandits in a raid on Thursday.

    A statement issued by Colonel Sani Usman, the Army Spokesman, said one of the bandits was killed in Gusau Local Government Area of Zamfara State and the other in Zurmi Local Government Area of the state.

    Usman added: “Similarly, troops at Anchau, Kaduna State, pursued a notorious bandit named Danladi Tasha Adamu along Kargi […]