• NSCDC takes proactive measures to prevent herdsmen, farmers clashes in Edo state

    NSCDC takes proactive measures to prevent herdsmen, farmers clashes in Edo state

    The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) in Edo state has commenced an extensive sensitisation programme to prevent conflict between herdsmen and farmers in the state.

    The Commandant of the corps, Dr. Benito Eze said NSCDC had established an agro-allied unit to promptly attend to such cases between the farmers and herdsmen.

    He attributed the recurring clashes between the two groups nationwide to communication breakdown.

    “Edo has been blessed by God, which is the reason why we have not had any issue […]

  • Farmers, herdsmen clashes a threat to food security -Cleen Foundation

    Farmers, herdsmen clashes a threat to food security -Cleen Foundation

    A one-day workshop organised by Cleen Foundation, in association with a Canadian organisation at Mbalano, in Isukwuato Local Government Area of Abia State, has identified the incessant clashes between farmers and herdsmen as a threat to food security and economic prosperity of the nation.

    The  workshop, which was organised to seek ways on how to foster lasting peace, friendship and understanding among farmers, villagers and herdsmen in all parts of the state gave participants the opportunity to bare their minds on […]

  • Herdsmen, farmers’ clashes not Buhari’s responsibilty, says Obasanjo

    Herdsmen, farmers’ clashes not Buhari’s responsibilty, says Obasanjo

    Former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Tuesday said it is not the responsibility of President Muhammadu Buhari to address the lingering clashes between herdsmen and farmers.

    Obasanjo also decried the increasing level of hunger in the country, stressing that it was sad to note that about 65 per cent of Nigerians were faced with food insecurity.

    The former president spoke during the 23rd Annual LAPO Development Forum with the theme, ‘Food Security and Sustainable Agriculture in Nigeria: Challenges and Opportunities’, organised by the […]

  • 13 Nigerian soldiers wounded, others missing after Boko Haram clashes

    13 Nigerian soldiers wounded, others missing after Boko Haram clashes

    Thirteen Nigerian soldiers were wounded in clashes with the Islamist militant group Boko Haram and others are missing, the army said on Tuesday.

    Army spokesman Sani Usman said the clashes took place at Gashigar, a town in the northeast’s Borno state, near the border with Niger.

    “The troops did their best to defend the location in vain. In the process, 13 soldiers sustained injuries while some are still missing in action,” said Usman. He did not say how many were missing.

    Islamic State […]

  • ‘Herdsmen/farmers clashes beyond President Buhari’

    ‘Herdsmen/farmers clashes beyond President Buhari’

    Engr. Ahmad Zakari, National Chairman of Community for Peace and Corrupt-free Society, Nigeria, CPCSN, on Tuesday, berated those criticising President Muhammdu Buhari over his continued silence in the face of the lingering crises between Fulani herdsmen and farmers while stressing that the crisis was beyond the President.

    In recent times, President Buhari has come under intense criticism over his silence in the face of the consistent crises between the farmers and herdsmen.

    Zakari while speaking with newsmen in Abuja, said that the […]