Tag: Fulani Herdsmen

79 People Lie Under A Vast Mound of Earth – Victims of a Wider Massacre That Killed More Than 200

In the fields of Nghar, 79 people lie under a vast mound of earth — victims of a wider massacre that killed more than 200 in villages across Plateau state, central Nigeria. AFP reports that thorny branches covering the freshly turned earth ward off scavengers from the final resting place.[Read More…]

Killings In Nigeria Targeting Christian Minority, 60,000 Lives Lost So Far

by USATODAY The world community must work together to stop increasing anti-Christian violence in Nigeria. New wave of Islamic extremism can’t be allowed to succeed. When he meets with Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari Monday, President Trump needs to seize this opportunity to call Buhari to account for allowing unchecked atrocities against[Read More…]

Buhari Blames Late Libyan President Muamma Gaddafi Over Fulani Herdsmen Killings Across Nigeria

The killer-herdsmen in Nigeria were gunmen trained by the late Libyan President Muammar Gaddafi, President Muhammadu Buhari said yesterday. The President spoke at the Abuja House in London when Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby visited him. The gunmen, he said, escaped into Nigeria and other West African countries after Gaddafi’s[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…]

Opinion: T.Y. Danjuma, The Hypocrisy of a Chief Mourner

By Jude Ndukwe When on Saturday, March 24, 2018, Gen T.Y. Danjuma sent out a shrill cry to Nigerians using the exalted pedestal of the Taraba State University’s first convocation ceremony as a medium to send out his message, one could see nothing but desperation, frustration and hopelessness all over[Read More…]

In Kogi, Herdsmen Strike Again, Kill Traditional Ruler, Wife and 7 Others

At least 10 people, including Onu Agbenema, a traditional ruler, Musa Edibo, his wife, were killed in suspected herdsmen attack in Omala local government area of Kogi state. According to PUNCH, the victims were killed on Monday in Agbenema, Aj’Ichekpa, Opada and Iyade villages in the local government area. The[Read More…]

Reuben Abati: Soyinka And Nigeria’s Dinner With The Devil

by Reuben Abati     Professor Wole Soyinka was keynote speaker at the maiden annual lecture of the Ripples Centre for Data and Investigative Journalism held in Lagos on March 15. Topic: “Rebuilding Trust in a Divided Nigeria: Can Nigeria be fixed?” The Nobel Laureate did not disappoint. His presentation[Read More…]

Kaduna Fight Which Killed 12 Blamed On ‘Islam Conversion’

Several persons have been confirmed dead and dozens injured as locals in Kasuwan Magani, in Kajuru local government area of Kaduna state and Hausa youths clashed over girlfriends. The crisis which started at about 10 Am on Monday left churches, mosque and shops razed down. Residents of the area could not confirm the[Read More…]

Just In: Herdsmen Sack Ondo Council Workers From Secretariat

Some Fulani herdsmen this morning chased out the workers at the Akure South Local Government Secretariat following a disagreement. Punch Newspapers reports that it took the intervention of the Ondo State Commissioner of police, Mr. Gbenga Adeyanju, and the Commandant of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, Mr. Pedro[Read More…]