Herdsmen killings: Women, youths protest nude in Anambra

Hundreds of youths and women in Umuoba Anam community in Anambra East Local Government Area of Anambra State have embarked on nude protest against their traditional ruler, Igwe G.A. Ekwealor. They accused the monarch of allegedly supporting the activities of herdsmen in the area. The protesters claimed that their action was to appease the gods…

One inmate killed as suspected herdsmen attack prison in Benue

One person has been confirmed killed after suspected Fulani herdsmen invaded the Nigerian Prisons’, Jato-Aka Farm Centre in Benue State. The Public Relations Officer, Benue Prisons Service, ASP Stephen Nwanchor, gave the name of the victim as Tersoo Agidi. He told newsmen in Makurdi that the invasion was not a failed jail break attempt. “This…

Ortom says herdsmen not behind killings in Benue, replies Wike

​Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom​,​ has s​tated​ ​that ​recent killings in the State were not perpetrated by herdsmen​. ​ Ortom​,​ after the State Security meeting in Makurdi on Monday​, blamed “​criminal elements​”​ for the murders. The governor also said the killings were not due to communal clashes, stressing that they were carried out by criminal…

Lawmaker fingers Fulani herdsmen in brutal murder of DELSU staff

The rampaging menace of Fulani herdsmen played out again at a farm in Delta State when a 50-year-old senior staff of Delta State University, was brutally murdered. Commenting on the incident in a statement, Hon. Evance Ochuko Ivwurie, Member Representing Ethiope East Constituency in the State House of Assembly said the victim was hacked to…

Tragedy as suspected Fulani herdsmen kill Delsu Staff

Suspected Fulani herdsmen have killed a senior staff of the library Department, Delta State University, Mr. Sunday Idama. He was allegedly murdered in his cassava farm in Ovre-Abraka, Ethiope East Local Government Area of Delta State on Friday. The brutal murder of late Sunday Idama came after Messrs Philip Akpine, Francis Okotie, Sunday Couple, Sunday…

Troops Averts Farmers-Herdsmen Clash and Destroys Illegal Refinery In Rivers

strong>SK Usman, Abuja: In continuation of its uptempo operations to checkmate the trend of crude oil theft, illegal oil bunkering, illegal refineries and other acts of criminality across its Area of Responsibility, troops of 6 Division Nigerian Army, conducted an anti-bunkering patrol to some suspected locations where bunkering activities were being perpetrated by criminals and…

Herdsmen attacks reason we can’t pay salaries, pension in Benue – Ortom

Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom has claimed that the state lost N95 billion to herdsmen attacks between 2012 and 2014. Ortom, who made this assertion while addressing a stakeholders’ meeting at the Benue People’s House on Tuesday, said the attacks put Benue in a difficult situation as agriculture, which was the state’s strongest point, was…

Don’t drag us into your propaganda – Army warns herdsmen

The Nigerian Army has warned herdsmen to desist from dragging it into any propaganda. It denied allegations that soldiers killed 17 cattle rearers in Southern Kaduna. Chairman of the Kaduna State Chapter of the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN), Haruna Usman, had alleged that the attack happened in Daile Alkariyo village in…

We have lost N95bn to herdsmen attacks in 2 years – Benue gov

The Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom has said the state lost N95 billion in herdsmen attacks between 2012 and 2014. Ortom, who addressed a stakeholders’ meeting at the Benue People’s House yesterday, said the attacks necessitated the declaration of a seven-day fasting and prayer. According to him, the attacks put Benue in a difficult situation……