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Fresh Plateau Attack Leaves 8 Dead, 95 Houses Burnt

Not less than eight persons were killed and 95 houses burnt when attackers invaded Abonong and Zayit communities in Foron district of Barkin Ladi local government area of Plateau. Terna Tyopev, spokesman of the Plateau police command, said the attackers hit the community in the wee hours of Wednesday. He said 310 cows were also rustled while three other persons were severely injured. Tyopev said: “When we received information that Abonong and Zayit communities were being attacked, we quickly mobilised and rushed to…

UN Express Worry Over Worsening Herdsmen Killings In Nigeria

The Special Representative of UN Secretary-General for West Africa and the Sahel, Mohamed Ibn Chambas, says the conflicts between herdsmen and farmers in Nigeria are becoming more sophisticated and deadlier. Chambas, who is Head, UN Office for West African and the Sahel (UNOWAS), in a report presented to the UN Security Council, said the violence was a major security threat in the region, warning that it risks changing into terrorist attacks. “Violence between farmers and herders is increasingly a major security threat…

Killings: Osinbajo Visits Benue

Vice President Yemi Osibanjo has arrived Makurdi, the Benue State capital, for a two-day working visit. The Vice President is visiting the state for an assessment of the humanitarian crisis following the killings. He is expected to visit some of the Internally Displaced Persons, IDPs, camp in the state. He will also hold a meeting with various stakeholders. Hundreds of people have been killed in Benue state alone in 2018 following clashes between Fulani herdsmen, who are mostly Muslims and the farmers, who are…

Herdsmen Crisis: Buhari Blames Gadaffi For Killings

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday said the marauding herdsmen killing innocent Nigerians are from Libya. Speaking when he hosted the Archbishop of Canterbury, Archbishop Justin Welby at the Abuja House in London, the President said the killer herdsmen were trained and armed by former Libyan President Muammar Gadaffi. According to him, the crisis predates his administration but has become worse since the inception of his government. In Nigeria, clashes between herders and farmers have become common especially…

Army Sets Up Committee To Probe Danjuma’s Allegation

The Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai on Monday inaugurated a 10-man committee to probe the allegation levelled against the army by Lt. Gen. Theophilus Yakubu Danjuma, a retired, former chief of army staff. Danjuma on March 24 at the convocation of Taraba State University in Jalingo, alleged that some troops on internal operation in Taraba colluded with killers and marauding herdsmen and did not protect the people against attacks. “You must rise to protect yourselves from these people; if you depend on the…

Herdsmen Crisis: Army Extends Exercise ‘Ayem Akpatuma’ In Taraba By 2 Months

The Army has extended the Exercise Ayem Akpatuma in Taraba by two months to rid the state of militants and other criminal elements. The army Spokesman, Brig.-Gen Texas Chukwu explained in a statement on Monday in Abuja, that the extension became necessary to further consolidate on the gains achieved so far in the state. Chukwu also said it was being extended in the state due to calls by well-meaning Nigerians. The army launched the exercise otherwise known as “Cat Race’’ in six states, Benue, Taraba, Kaduna, Niger,…

‘El-Rufai Ignorant Of The Causes Of Kaduna Crises’

The Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Matthew Kukah, has accused Kaduna State governor, Nasir El-Rufai of being ignorant to the causes of the crises rocking Kaduna state. Speaking at the burial of Joseph Bagobiri, former Catholic bishop of Kafanchan diocese, Kukah said the governor who vowed to end impunity in the state, seem not to understand the issues of insecurity in Kaduna. Kukah said he sought the intervention of the National Peace Commission led by Abdusalam Abubakar, former head of state, and military…

Herdsmen Crisis: ‘Politicians Proposing Ranching Scheming For 2019’

The chairman, board of trustees (BOT) of the Northern Elders Forum (NEF), Ango Abdullahi, says politicians advocating for the creation of cattle ranches as solution to the clashes between farmers and herdsmen, are doing so to garner votes for the 2019 elections. Abdullahi said this on Saturday in an interview with The Sun. The elder statesman challenged politicians in support of the proposal to make public models of ranching in their states within a year. While describing the proposal as “deceptive”, Abdullahi said…