Tag: cattle rustlers

“They took away about 470 cows and cattle” killed 15 persons – Eyewitness accounts after gunmen storm Sokoto

Gunmen kill 15 in attack on Tara town and surrounding villages in Sabon Birni Local Government Area of ??Sokoto State in northwestern Nigeria. It is also alleged that the attackers stole some animals after attacking the villages around midnight on Thursday. Residents told the BBC Hausa Service that the gunmen[Read More…]

Deployment of Soldiers Across The Streets of Nigeria Has Surge Since Buhari Won The 2015 Presidency

By Bloomberg’s Dulue Mbachu and Yinka Ibukun It’s a common scene along Nigeria’s main roads — barriers stopping cars, machine-gunners poised behind sandbags and stern-looking soldiers checking vehicle trunks and scrutinizing the faces of passengers. While soldiers held power for 29 years and have always played an internal security role in[Read More…]

20 Suspected Herdsmen Storm T.Y Danjuma’s Village, Scores Killed

Suspected herdsmen have killed five members of a family at Mbiya village in Takum local government area of Taraba state. Theophilus Danjuma, former minister of defence who called on Nigerians to defend themselves against killers, is from the village. The attackers reportedly burnt alive Sunday Sabo, head of the family. Samson[Read More…]

54 Dead, 7000 Displaced In Zamfara After Cattle Rustlers Invaded Communities

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) on Wednesday confirmed that 54 persons were killed by suspected cattle rustlers in Bawar Daji District, Anka Local Government Area of Zamfara state last week Wednesday. The agency also confirmed that a woman and her child were among those who lost their lives during[Read More…]

In Katsina, Cattle Rustlers Kill A Soldier

Suspected cattle rustlers have killed a soldier attached to a Joint Security Patrol team code-named “Operation Sharan Daji” in Katsina. The attackers also injured another soldier when they ambushed a patrol team’s convoy. Daily Trust reports that the incident happened at Madaci village, in Faskari local government. The soldiers, acting[Read More…]

Kano Governor Offers Amnesty To Cattle Rustlers

The Kano State Government has pledged to grant amnesty to repentant cattle rustlers in the state. Governor Abdullahi Ganduje made the pledge when the state Commissioner of Police, Muhammad Katsina, presented to him 534 heads of cattle recently recovered from rustlers. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the recovery[Read More…]

Katsina Governor Says Boko Haram, Cattle Rustlers Have Strong Links

Governor Aminu Masari of Katsina State has said that there is a strong linkage between Boko Haram and cattle rustlers that are terrorising the northern parts of the country. Masari stated this during the opening ceremony of Two-day Cattle Breeders/Dealers Stakeholders Meeting in Katsina on Tuesday. He said it was because of the linkage[Read More…]

40 Cattle Rustlers Armed With Machine Guns Kill Monarch, Police Inspector, 33 Others In Minna

An unspecified number of people were killed on Tuesday evening by gunmen suspected to be cattle rustlers in Shiroro Local Government Area of Niger State, the police and community sources have said. A village head in the area, who pledged anonymity, told the News Agency of Nigeria on Wednesday that[Read More…]

Opinion: Colonel Kabiru Salisu–91 Days With Boko Haram

A man is wearing black, black shoes, socks, trousers, lumper gloves. He is walking down a black street with all the street lamps off. A black car is coming towards Him its lights off but somehow manages to stop in time. How did the driver see the man? Sometime last[Read More…]

Troops Clampdown On Cattle Rustlers In Plateau & Kaduna States, Over 90 Cows & 45 Sheep Recovered

Press Releases The military assault on camps of armed militia men in Kaduna and Plateau States has led to the recovery of arms and some stolen livestock. The operations in Dahia Luka, Makera and some communities in Plateau and Kaduna States, resulted in the arrest of 3 wounded armed men[Read More…]