Tag: Fulani

Delta community boils as Hausa traders, Fulani herders clash

There was palpable fear in Sapele, Sapele Local Government Area of Delta state as Hausa traders and Fulani herders clash. The development which was reported by The Punch to be bloody has resulted in the injury of no lesser than 10 persons. According to reports, trouble started after a Hausa boy[Read More…]

Farooq A. Kperogi: “Fulanization” of the North by the South

Fears of “Fulani domination” have endured since Nigeria’s founding but, more than ever before, there is now an insanely unhealthy obsession with the Fulani in Nigeria’s South. The Fulani are not just routinely reviled with genocidal rhetorical venom, all manner of devious, supernormal political power is ascribed to them. In[Read More…]

Fulani group explains why it wanted to kill Ortom

A group claiming to represent the interest of Fulanis, Fulani Nationality Movement (FUNAM) has claimed responsibility for the assassination attempt on Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom. Governor Ortom was attacked earlier on Saturday by suspected herdsmen while visiting a farm in Makurdi. But his security detail was able to repel[Read More…]

Food items will not be transported to southwest until Fulanis are safe – Miyetti Allah

Kwara State chapter of Miyetti Allah Association of Cattle Breeders, has disclosed that it will keep blocking the sales of foodstuff and cattle to the southwest until the safety of Fulanis is guaranteed in the region. The state’s coordinator, Aliyu Mohammed made this declaration in Ilorin on Sunday. Mr Mohammed[Read More…]

Farooq A. Kperogi: Yoruba, Fulani, and Other African Personal Names Among Black Americans

This week continues my #BlackHistoryMonth series and builds on my February 6 column on the Gullah people, a subset of Black Americans who retain their Africanness more than three centuries after they were taken away from west and central Africa. If a Black American from the coasts of Georgia, South Carolina, or[Read More…]

Fulanis should stay, Akeredolu has no power to deny them the right to live in Ondo – Northern Elders Forum

The Northern Elders Forum (NEF) has asked herdsmen to stay put in Ondo State because the state governor, Rotimi Akeredolu does not have the right to send them away from the community. Akeredolu had on Monday issued a 7-day vacation order to unregistered herdsmen who graze their cows along the[Read More…]

Fulani Community Calls Killings in Taraba Villages “Ethnic Cleansing”

The Fulani community in Sardauna Local Government Area of Taraba State have accused the Mambilla tribe of committing ethnic cleansing against them. The community in a press statement issued in Jalingo yesterday, said more than 20 families were wiped out in attacks within the week. They said that as at[Read More…]

Reps Call For Proactive Actions To End Incessant Farmers And Herdsmen Clashes

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara on Tuesday said there is need for deliberate and proactive actions to end the incessant farmers and herdsmen clashes spreading across the country,noting that if not properly checked could divide Nigeria. Also, the Minister of Agriculture, Audu Ogbe cautioned against creating grazing routes[Read More…]

12 Persons Killed Including Children As Fulani Herdsmen Attack Benue Community

by Musa Abdullahi Twelve persons, including children, were on Wednesday killed in Tse Tume and Agaraga in Logo Local Government Area by suspected Fulani herdsmen. The headsmen also razed over 45 houses and huts in the affected communities in a renewed attack in the local government area, Thisday Newspaper reports. The[Read More…]

For “Supporting Jonathan”, Living Faith Church In Kaduna Burnt Down

A branch of the Living Faith Church, popularly called the Winners Chapel, in Giwa, headquarters of Giwa Local Government Area of Kaduna State, has been set ablaze. The church, founded by Bishop David Oyedepo, was reportedly set ablaze by two unidentified arsonists according to DailyPost reports. The burning of the church came[Read More…]