Darka community and two other villages in Kuje Area Council of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja, have been attacked thrice within a week.
They attacked Darka Village on Sunday, November 13 where a 28-year old man, Zakariyya Nuhu, was killed and six people were kidnapped
A neigbouring village of Huni-Gade was also attacked last Thursday, four persons were abducted.
Again, last Saturday, the same Darka village was reportedly attached by the same armed men, killing two people and injuring two others. Four people were also believed […]
Ekiti State Governor Ayo Fayose on Thursday released nine cows ‘arrested’ and ‘detained’ in some parts of the state for contravening the Prohibition of Cattle and Other Ruminants Grazing Law back to their owners.
The cows were seized by the operatives of Ekiti Grazing Enforcement Marshals (EGEM) recently inaugurated to crack down on grazing outside hours allowed by law and in unauthorised places.
This was consequent upon a stakeholders’ meeting held by Fayose with the leadership of Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association […]
Some Catholic priests were attacked by Fulani Herdsmen in Enugu State on Sept 26th, (Read here). According to reports, the priests Rev Fr Chetanna Jude Chukwuneke, Fr Emmanuel Dim and Fr Prof Ezeokana were in a car passing along Obimo in Uzo-Uwani when the suspected herdsmen emerged from a bush in a bad spot of the road, and attacked. While Fr Chukwuenke and Fr Prof Ezeokana escaped, Fr Emmaniuel Dim was abducted. A 2.5 million Naira ransom has now been […]
A yet-to-be-identified man has been beheaded by suspected Fulani herdsmen in Ogege community in the Okpale-Ingle ward of Edumoga, Okpokwu local government area of Benue State.
Ogege is said to be the home town of Rose Idibia, mother of popular singer, Tuface Idibia. The community is also neighboring village to Amufu Ai-ejeba, Tuface’s village.
According to reports, suspected Fulani herdsmen have attacked Ogege community in the Okpale-Ingle ward of Edumoga, Okpokwu local government area of Benue State.
It was gathered that the heavily […]
The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III, says the so called Fulani herdsmen moving with guns, causing violence, fighting with farmers are not Nigerians, but foreign terrorists.
Abubakar stated this in his Eid el-Kabir message to the Muslim Ummah in Nigeria.
According to him, these are foreigners coming into Nigeria to cause a breach of the peace.
“They are therefore terrorists and should be treated as such by the Nigerian security agencies. “The Nigerian herdsmen are very peace-loving and law abiding,” he […]
Leaders of Hausa/Fulani herdsmen in Abia State have signed an accord with community leaders in Abia to ensure a peaceful coexistence.
This is part of proactive measures adopted by the state government, the police and leaders of various communities in Abia to forestall violent clashes between herdsmen and their host communities in Abia.
The accord was signed at a Town Hall meeting organised by the state committee on herdsmen and farmers conflict resolution yesterday at the Police Officer’s Mess in Umuahia.
Chairman of […]
Enact laws like Fayose, preventing Fulani herdsmen from rearing cattle in Igboland – Ekweremadu urges South East Governors
The Deputy Senate President, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, has called for the enactment of laws that will confine cattle rearing to ranches in order to stop the persistent attacks of herdsmen across Igbo land.
Speaking in New York, the Deputy Senate President frowned at the incessant herdsmen attacks in Igbo land and some other parts of Nigeria.
He said, “Governments of various states in Igbo land and indeed other parts of the country should immediately consider enacting legislation that confine cattle-rearing to modern […]
National Deputy Chairman (South) of All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief Segun Oni, on Tuesday accused politicians of complicity in the incessant attacks on communities across the country by suspected herdsmen.
Oni, who made the allegation while speaking to journalists at the party’s National Secretariat in Abuja, said that the intent of the politicians was to destabilise the Federal Government.
It would be recalled that recently, communities in some states, including Benue, Plateau, Enugu, Nasarawa, Kaduna and Taraba had been attacked by the […]
Renowned stand up comedian, Ali Baba, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to call the Inspector General of Police, IGP and the Attorney General of the Federation to order, following the ‘unlawful’ and ‘meaningless’ arrest of the trader who named a dog after him, (Buhari).
The veteran comedian, had yesterday weighed into the case of Joe Fortemose Chinakwe who is now cooling his heels in prison for naming his dog Buhari.
Ali Baba had said he named his dogs after Abacha, Ibrahim […]
The sleepy community of Ndiagu, Attakwu, Akegbe-Ugwu in Nkanu-West Local Government Area of Enugu State, was early Thursday morning, thrown into mourning following the invasion by over 50 Fulani Herdsmen armed with machetes, who slaughtered a Catholic Seminarian, Lazarus Nwafor.
Four members of the Ogbodo Nwarum family, where Nwafor, the Seminarian, who finished his apostolic work at St. Patrick Catholic Church, Ndiagu ,Attakwu, last Tuesday, was a tenant, sustained severe machete cuts from the rampaging Fulani herdsmen who slit the stomach […]
No fewer than 14 persons have been killed by suspected Fulani herdsmen in a fresh attack on Gaambe-Tiev, Logo Local Government area of Benue State.
The herdsmen were said to have stormed the community at about 7.30am on Monday, shot sporadically, razing buildings and farmland in the area.
An eyewitness told Newsmen that, “The herdsmen, in their usual fashion, stormed Gaambe-Tiev this morning around 7:30a.m. in their numbers, shooting sporadically and shouting. The people never expected it.
“Everybody, including women and children, ran […]