Tag: Fulani Herdsmen

Again, Fulani Herdsmen Strike In Zamfara, Kill 30

KANO (AFP) – Gunmen believed to be Fulani herdsmen stormed a meeting in northern Nigeria’s Zamfara state and killed 30 people, police said Sunday. “Thirty people were killed and several others injured,” Zamfara state police spokesman Lawal Abdullahi told AFP. “The incident happened in Galadima yesterday during a meeting of[Read More…]

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…]

Tunde Leye: Resolving The Perennial Fulani Clashes

Almost every week, we hear of clashes between Fulani herdsmen and farmers. Sandwiched between the more explosive reports of the Boko Haram violence and the political junketing towards 2015, we lose sight of the fact that people are dying regularly to this simmering crisis and generation-long enmities are being created.[Read More…]

South East Christians Resist Attempts To Allocate Grazing Fields To Fulani Herdsmen

The South East branch of the Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, Friday kicked against any attempts to allocate grazing field to the Fulani cattle rearers in any part of the South East geo-political zone. Bishop David Eberechukwu in a statement in Awka warned those campaigning for the allocation of land[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…]

Tension Mounts Over Kaduna Killings, Governor Yero Aborts US Trip

Following the killings of over 100 persons in an overnight attack in three southern Kaduna villages by suspected Fulani Herdsmen, tension run high in the metropolis on Sunday. There has been rumors of reprisal attacks in the villages where people were burnt to death by the attackers, escalating tension in[Read More…]

Insecurity: Northern Governors Call On FG To Establish A National Policy To Settle Nomads

The Northern States Governors Forum (NSGF) on Sunday called on the Federal Government of Nigeria to consider a national policy to settle nomads and provide adequate grazing reserves and cattle routes. The Governors believe the new approach will end incessant clashes between Fulani herdsmen and farmers in parts of northern[Read More…]

Suspected Fulani Herdsmen Kill At Least 100 In Southern Kaduna

About 100 people have been reported killed by suspected Fulani herdsmen in Ungwan Gata, Me-Sankwai and Tekum villages in Kaura Local Government Area of Kaduna state. An eyewitness, Dr John Danfulani told Channels Television that the gunmen, who were carrying AK47 rifles and other dangerous weapons attacked the three villages[Read More…]

Inhabitants Of Governor Suswam’s Village Flee As Herdsmen Kill 22.

The Governor of Benue state, Gabriel Suswam had a near-death experience few days ago. His convoy had run into an ambush by suspected Fulani mercenaries at Tse-Akanyi. His village at Anyii was also also sacked by the suspected Fulani mercenaries who also slaughtered over a score of people. The Governor[Read More…]

Gabriel Suswam Says Benue Attackers Not Just Herdsmen But Terrorists

The Benue State Governor, Gabriel Suswam, has said that the people responsible for the killing of five people in Uikpian, a community in Guma Local Government Area of the State, are not just herdsmen but terrorists. Governor Gabriel Suswam was at the village to see the carnage, where he also[Read More…]