Tag: Benue

Governor Al-makura Demands A Review Of Military Operations, Condemns The Killings Of Fulani Herdsmen In The State

NAN Gov. Umaru Al-makura of Nasarawa State has called on the Federal Government to review the military operation in the state to guide against civilian casualties. Al-makura made the call when he paid a condolence visit on the paramount ruler ‘Osana of Keana’ Emmanuel Elayo, over the killing of herdsmen[Read More…]

Nigerian Military Troops Restore Normalcy To Three Local Governments In Benue State

The Defence Headquarters has revealed that three Local Governments in Benue state have been cleared camps of all armed gangs and normalcy restored to the cities. Military troops who were deployed to Benue state in ‘Operation Restore Peace’ have seized members of armed gangs and also recovered arms in Guma,[Read More…]

Security: Military Begins Major Operations In Benue, Nasarawa, Plateau

NAN The military said on Monday that it had begun major operations in Benue, Nasarawa and Plateau to end the activities of armed men and criminal gangs. Maj.-Gen. Chris Olukolade, Director of Defence Information, said in a statement on Monday in Abuja that the operations would end the wanton killing[Read More…]

Opinion: Tiv People Oppose Grazing Land For Fulani Herdsmen On Homeland

By Leonard Karshima Shilgba Troubling times are here in Nigeria. The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Dr. Akinwunmi Adesina announced on Wednesday, March 25, 2014 a decision of the National Economic Council (NEC) chaired by the Vice-President, Namadi Sambo: Due to incessant clashes between nomadic Fulani cattle herders and[Read More…]

Bloodbath In Benue, Borno, Plateau, 75 Nigerians Killed In Clashes Between Herdsmen, Cattle Rustlers & Boko Haram

By Achor Abimaje, Kareem Haruna, Solomon Ayado The harvest of deaths has continued in parts of Nigeria: 75 innocent Nigerians have been murdered in Benue, Borno and Plateau states at the weekend. In Gbajimba town, the headquarters of Guma local government area of Benue State, gunmen suspected to be Fulani[Read More…]

Senate Mandates Committees To Probe Killings Across The Nation

NAN The Senate on Thursday mandated four of its standing committees to undertake a fact finding tour of the country to probe the killings and violence being perpetrated against the people. The Senate took decision at the end of its debate on a motion on the recent attacks and killings[Read More…]