Tag: Herdsmen

Jigawa recruits 270 herdsmen as it establishes 200 additional nomadic schools

Jigawa state has recruited 270 herdsmen as additional teachers in its nomadic schools. The announcement was disclosed in a press statement by the special adviser to the governor on Media and Publicity, Alhaji Habibiu Nuhu Kila. According to Kila, the state’s governor, Muhammadu Badaru Abubakar, “approved the establishment of 200[Read More…]

Just In: Unknown Gunmen abduct Ogun Community Leader

Gunmen have kidnapped a community leader in Imope, Ijebu-North Local Government Area of Ogun State, Tajudeen Omotayo, Channels Television reports Omotayo, popularly called Oba Alade meta of Imope town, near Ijebu-Igbo, was kidnapped by gunmen on Saturday afternoon. A source told the television channel that the victim was kidnapped by[Read More…]

“If you kill Ortom, be prepared to bury Nigeria,” – Rivers Governor Wike reacts to attempted assassination of Benue Governor

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike has reacted to the attack on his Benue counterpart, Samuel Ortom, on Saturday. Governor Ortom was attacked earlier on Saturday by suspected herdsmen while visiting a farm in Makurdi. But his security detail was able to repel them. Mr. Ortom said he ran for “more[Read More…]

Kano Governor Ganduje has called for the enactment of a law that will abolish the movement of herdsmen

Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, has called for the enactment of a law that will abolish the movement of herdsmen from the Northern part of the country to other parts. He said until this was done, the incessant herdsmen-farmers clashes might continue. Ganduje made his position known in an interview[Read More…]

Herdsmen destroyed maize farm worth over N6.6Million – Ekiti farmers

The Maize Growers Processing Marketer Association of Nigeria (MAGPAMAN) in Ekiti state have lamented how some suspected Fulani herdsmen destroyed their multi-million naira maize farm. The association said it had collected a N6.6 million loan from the Central Bank of Nigeria in September 2020 to plant maize in the 235[Read More…]

Akeredolu’s quit notice to herdsmen is legal – Femi Falana

Human rights lawyer, Mr Femi Falana (SAN), says the order by the Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, that herdsmen should leave forest reserves within seven days is legal. In a statement on Sunday, Falana said the order was in tandem with Section 42 (1) (e) and (g) of the Forestry[Read More…]

Buhari has done nothing other than make enemies for the herders – Miyetti Allah says in call for restructuring

The Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association has called for the restructuring of the country and letting herdsmen go their way. The National Secretary of the group, Saleh Alhassan said this in an interview with Punch published on Sunday. Alhassan said it is to the advantage of the cattle rearers group[Read More…]

Fredrick Nwabufo: I’m a ‘herdsman’ — all herdsmen are not bandits

by Fredrick Nwabufo Crime has no ethnic face. When criminality is defined according to ethnic origin or religion, social cohesion is threatened. There are people of criminal inclinations in every group, race, place and religion. In fact, we defeat the fight against insecurity if we lend ourselves to ethnic prejudices. The[Read More…]

Ondo Govt says Presidency backing criminal elements masquerading as herdsmen

Ondo State Government has accused Senior Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu of backing criminal elements masquerading as herdsmen. It insisted herders must obey the seven-day quit order by Governor Rotimi Akeredolu for them to leave the forest reserves in the state. Commissioner[Read More…]

“The Armed Forces Are Not Neutral” – T.Y Danjuma Tells Nigerians To Arm Themselves Against Killers

Theophilus Danjuma, a former minister of defence, has asked Nigerians to defend themselves against killers. Danajuma said this on Saturday while speaking at the maiden convocation of Taraba State University. He said the army and other security agencies colluded with killers to attack Nigerians. The retired general accused the army[Read More…]