Another four killed in fresh Plateau killing
There appears to be no let-off in the killings in Plateau State, as at least four bodies were recovered yesterday, including that of a security agent at Nkiedoro village in Miango town of Bassa Council, with two places of worship also razed in an attack.
A time to reflect
Independence anniversaries offer important opportunities to reflect on the course of national events. As Nigeria’s 58th independence anniversary being marked today, coincides with the 60th anniversary of Nigeria’s export of its first oil cargo, we offer this article as our contribution to the national reflection on a major public policy issue: Herdsmen-farmers conflict. We refer…
Finding Nigeria’s 30 million unregistered children
Half-naked children in a village in Kano State were seen huddled and letting out a shriek as they dispersed in various directions. They were playing hide-and-seek game. One Ishaku – aged four – peeped through a broken fence made of clay with mucus streaming down his nostrils.
We lost 300 persons to attacks in four months, says Berom community
The Berom ethnic nationality of Plateau State has said that it lost nearly 300 women and children between June and September 2018 in Barkin-Ladi and Riyom local councils of Plateau State and called on the International community for urgent intervention.
Again, Ortom raises alarm over herdsmen’s plot to assassinate him
Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom has again, raised an alarm that Fulani herdsmen are planning to kidnap, torture and kill him along the Makurdi-Lafia highway. He said this at an interactive session with the Church, traditional rulers and other stakeholders towards achieving peaceful and successful elections in 2019, organised by the Makurdi Catholic Diocese at…
Board completes 426 projects in Benue schools
The Benue State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) has completed 426 projects in schools across the state. The Chairman of the board, Rev. Philip Tachin, made the disclosure in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday in Makurdi. He said that an additional 229 projects were also being handled by the…
Suspected herdsmen kill one soldier, injure Two
Again, suspected herdsmen, yesterday, ambushed military personnel, on surveillance in Guma Local Council Area of Benue State, killing one soldier and leaving two others injured. The Guardian gathered that the incidence took place in the early hours, while the soldiers were patrolling the area on Gbajimba-Iyordye- Akaahena Road, when the herdsmen militia suddenly ambushed them.…
Ecologist’s perspective on herdsmen and farmers crisis - Part 2
Grazing by animals is a very intense form of deforestation. In most instances humans are selective when it comes to removal of vegetation and usually make room for the plants to regenerate, but as mentioned above, animals in times of scarcity eat virtually anything that comes their way, except of course the poisonous plants. So…
Ecologist’s perspective on herdsmen and farmers crisis
At the core of the herdsmen and farmers crisis currently ravaging Nigeria is the issue of fodder for the livestock. Animal feed in the unmanaged, free rangeland is basically an ecological problem since it has to do with which plants grow where, whether they are suitable as animal feed as well as their all-year round availability.
Edo community launches vigilance group to check herdsmen’s attacks, insecurity
A group in Edo State, Esan Peoples Renaissance Union, has launched a vigilance body to check herdsmen’s attacks and insecurity. Chairman of the union, Joel Aidemebor, said the group called Esan Ohue Vigilante, would collaborate with security agencies to check criminal activities in the area. He disclosed this at Uromi, in Esan North East Local…