Tag: Fulani Herdsmen

Harvest of Death: Over 3000 Nigerians killed by insurgents in the first half of 2021

By Steven Kefas Armed attacks and killings in Nigeria reached a disturbing height in the first half of the year 2021 according to a report from the International Foundation for Peace Building and Social Justice. Data contained in the report revealed that 3,186 people were killed between January and June[Read More…]

7 killed, about 250 houses razed as herdsmen invade Plateau communities

Seven persons have been killed and 250 houses razed in some communities in Miango chiefdom of Bassa Local Government Area of Plateau State. This was revealed in a statement by the Iregwe Development Association on Sunday, in Jos. The statement, signed by Mr. Davidson Malison, its National Publicity Secretary, stated[Read More…]

‘Fulani herdsmen need to be protected too’ – says Spokesman Livestock Breeders Association

The spokesman for Livestock Breeders Association of Nigeria (LIBAN), Kaduna State chapter, Hussaini Salisu, says farmers and cattle rearers alike are being threatened by insecurity, particularly kidnapping and banditry. In an interview with Sun, he noted that everyone had given the tag of banditry and kidnapping to herdsmen, claiming the[Read More…]

Tension in Oyo State as 15 persons are reported killed – Palace razed after suspected Herdsmen invasion of the community

At least 15 people have been reported dead when gunmen attacked Igangan, a town in Oyo state located in Ibarapa area of the state. The Igangan community has been under the spotlight over repeated clashes between herders and farmers; and in recent times, over the ejectiion of wo Fulani leaders[Read More…]

Attacks on Umuogudu Akpu-Ngbo community in Ebonyi not carried out by Herdsmen – State Gov’t

Ebonyi State Government has said that the attack on Umuogudu Akpu-Ngbo Community in Ohaukwu Local Government Area of the State was not carried out by Fulani Herdsmen as have been reported in some quarters. In a communique by Dr. Monday Uzor, Chief Press Secretary to the Deputy Governor, the Ebonyi[Read More…]

Bauchi Governor Bala Mohammed said asking herders to use AK-47 was a figure of speech

Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi State on Friday defended his comment about armed herders, explaining that he used AK-47 as a figure of speech for protection. “It is a figure of speech to show you the despondence, the desperation and frustration and the agony that this particular person is exposed[Read More…]

Benue Governor tackles Bauchi, wonders which section of the law supports herdsmen’s free movement around the country with sophisticated weapons

The Governor of Benue State, Samuel Ortom, has faulted the statement made by his Bauchi State counterpart, Bala Mohammed, which supports the free movement of herders with AK-47 rifles. NewsWireNGR had reported that, the Bauchi State Governor, Bala Mohammed had on Thursday said Fulani herders have no option but to[Read More…]

State Governors meet with Miyetti Allah in Akure; here are some of the resolutions reached

The Governors of Ondo, Ekiti, Osun, Oyo, Kebbi, and Jigawa States on Monday held a meeting with the national leadership of Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association (MACBAN) at the International Culture and Events Centre in Akure, Ondo State capital. The NGF Chairman and Ekiti State Governor Kayode Fayemi in his[Read More…]

Federal Government is insincere with the handling of herdsmen crisis – Bamikole Omisore

Bamikole Omisore; a public policy analyst and former aide to Ex-Senate President, Bukola Saraki says there is a lack of sincerity of purpose from the federal government in dealing with the Fulani herdsmen crisis currently plaguing the country. Speaking on an episode of the NewsWireNGR podcast; #BeyondTheNews, the socio-political commentator[Read More…]

Governor Kayode Fayemi, says herdsmen were not asked to vacate Ondo State – blames the media

The chairman of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum and Governor of Ekiti State, Dr Kayode Fayemi, says herdsmen were not asked to vacate Ondo State. He said this during the meeting between members of the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria and members of the Nigeria Governors Forum on Monday.[Read More…]