Troops neutralise 35 in Benue, Taraba, Nasarawa, Zamfara, one soldier killed
The Defence Headquarters says 35 militia herdsmen have been neutralized, while one soldiers paid the supreme price and another one missing in the “Operation Whirl Stroke (OPWS)’’ in Benue, Nasarawa, Taraba and Zamfara states.
Stakeholders differ on solutions to farmers, herdsmen clashes
Stakeholders at a meeting organised by the Federal Government in Abuja have differed over solutions to killings by herdsmen in Benue and other states.While some insisted on return to grazing reserves, others urged herdsmen to ranch their cattle, to forestall clashes between them and farmers.
‘Operation whirl stroke’ to hit militia herdsmen, killer groups in four states
The Nigerian Military, yesterday, said it was set to bring down fire and brimstone on herdsmen militia and any other militia groups identified to be behind the carnage killings in Benue, Taraba, Nasarawa and Zamfara states.
Suspected herders invade Kogi communities
Some suspected herdsmen have reportedly attacked two communities in Kogi West senatorial district, killing no fewer than five persons in the early hours of yesterday. It was reliably gathered that the assailants invaded two Tiv settlements of Ilai Mopamuro and Ido -Gbede in Ijumu council area of the state around 4:00a.m. on Monday. Sources disclosed…
Who will save us from the herdsmen?
Each day we hear reports of man’s inhumanity to man through sheer acts of wickedness. The most recent and very gruesome occurrence, is the callous manner in which some suspected Fulani herdsmen murdered two Catholic Priests and 17 others who had come to worship their God early in the morning. They raided a Church, a…
45 killed in fresh attack on Kaduna community
Suspected herdsmen have attacked Gwaska village in Birnin Gwari Local Council of Kaduna State, killing 45 persons, mainly women and children, in the process. The Commissioner of Police, Mr. Austin Iwar, in a telephone interview, confirmed the casualty figure, adding that the attacked community borders Zamfara State. The latest attack comes barely three days after…
Benue labour, CSOs lament herdsmen killings
Benue workers, under aegis of Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) and no fewer than 50 civil society organisations (CSOs), yesterday used the May Day celebration for mourning and sober reflections over herdsmen killings in the state.
Gowon decries herdsmen, Boko Haram activities
Former Head of State, Gen. Yakubu Gowon, has denounced the activities of killer herdsmen, Boko Haram, and the Indigenous Peoples Of Biafra (IPOB).He disclosed this when he paid a courtesy visit to Imo State Governor Rochas Okorocha at Government House, Owerri.
End Boko Haram, herdsmen attacks now, CAN tells Buhari
The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), yesterday, warned that war seems to be looming in Nigeria and called on the federal government to address the spate of killings and attack on innocent citizens before it degenerates into a religious war.
Herdsmen attacks: Alake, cleric call for God’s intervention
The Alake and Paramount ruler of Egbaland, Oba Adedotun Aremu Gbadebo and the Diocesan Bishop of Egba Anglican Communion, Rev. Emmanuel Oludaisi Adekunle, yesterday, condemned the recent incessant killings in the country by suspected Fulani herdsmen, especially in Benue other States and called for God’s immediate intervention. They spoke in Abeokuta the Ogun State capital at…