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‘Nigeria risks food insufficiency with farmers, herders ‘clashes’

April 14, 2018 Admin III 0

Mr. Shedrack Madlion is the Chief Executive Officer of Safari 54 Integrated Farms in Kaduna; he is also an agricultural investor. In this interview with TOPE SUNDAY and KEHINDE OSASONA, he speaks on the farmers and herders’ clashes and their negative impact on the Nigerian economy, among other issues. Nigeria is faced with the challenges of incessant clashes between herders Read More

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Again, herders attack 2 Benue LGs, kill 10

April 12, 2018 Admin III 0

At least 10 persons have been killed and many others injured in attacks by Fulani herdsmen on Logo and Ukum local government areas of Benue state. Seven persons were killed in Gbeji, Ukum local government while the remaining three were killed in Channel 1, Tswaregh council ward of logo local government area. “Those killed in Gbeji were named to include, Read More

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Leah Sharibu, herders and Boko Haram, by GBEMIGA OLAKUNLE

April 6, 2018 Admin III 0

“The people of the land have used oppression, and exercised robbery, and have vexed the poor and needy; yea they have oppressed the strangers wrongfully. And I sought for a man among them, that should make up the hedge, and stand in the gap before me for the land, that I should not destroy it; but I found none” – Read More

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Herders attack Enugu community, injure security guard

April 4, 2018 Admin III 0

The Okpanku Community in Aninri local government area of Enugu state is now in pandemonium following the attack of armed Fulani herdsmen in the community on Easter Monday. It was gathered that the herdsmen invaded the community and inflicted a security guard with machete cuts which infuriated the residents who are now spoiling to carry out a revenge on the Read More

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Taraba killings: Military ignored my complaints on herders – Ishaku

March 28, 2018 Admin III 0

Governor of Taraba state Governor, Arc Darius Ishaku, has said that the military ignored his complaints about the influx of Fulani militias into the state since 2016. The governor said this in a statement issued yesterday in Jalingo by his Senior Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Bala Dan Abu. He said he had written a letter to the President Read More

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Kogi: Monarch , wife, 8 others killed in fresh herders’ attack

March 20, 2018 Admin III 0

ByThe gruesome killings in Kogi state continued yesterday, with 10 persons, including a traditional ruler, Chief Musa Edibo, and his wife, killed in a fresh attack by suspected herdsmen in separate attacks on Agbenema, Aj’Ichekpa, Opada and Iyade villages, in Omala Local Government Area of the state. The killings came barely 48 hours after the state Governor; Yahaya Bello visited Read More

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Reps urge herders’ education on ranching benefits

February 21, 2018 Admin III 0

Abuja House of Representatives has charged the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resources to liaise with state ministries of agriculture, to urgently educate and encourage herdsmen on the benefits of cattle ranching. The House also urged the executive arm of the federal government to liaise with states that were interested to work out modalities for the establishment of ranches, Read More

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Osun suggests solution to herders, farmers’ clashes

February 21, 2018 Admin III 0

Osogbo Osun state government has suggested traditional way of settlement for ending the killings by the herdsmen across the country. The Commissioner for Special Duties and Chairman, Committee on Peaceful Co-existence between Fulani/Bororo and crop farmers in the state, Mr. Mudashiru Toogun, said the state had not recorded any killings due to its traditional approach. He said the state had Read More

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Northern governors can stop herders/ farmers clashes – Gov. Masari

February 14, 2018 Admin III 0

Governor Aminu Masari of Katsina state has asked the 19 Northern governors to marshal out strategies that would checkmate herders/farmers clashes which had resulted in loss of lives in the region. Mr. Masari stated this during a visit by the newly elected chairman of the Correspondents Chapel of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Katsina Council, Abdulhamid Sabo. The governor Read More

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Benue herders, farmers’ clashes delicate case – C’ttee

February 13, 2018 Admin III 0

Makurdi Ebonyi state governor, David Umahi has said the security challenge in Benue state was a delicate one and must be handled with open mind and all seriousness. Umahi made the statement yesterday when he led the National Economic Council Committee on farmers, herdsmen clashes to the state. The Ebonyi state governor, who stood in as acting chairman for Vice Read More

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Herders, farmers’ clashes: Don’t criminalise Fulani race – Sanusi

February 12, 2018 Admin III 0

Minna The Emir of Kano, Alhaji Sanusi Lamido Sanusi II, has said that Fulani were not terrorists or criminals as perceived in some quarters, explaining that they were “law-abiding Nigerians who respect constituted authorities.” He stated this at the weekend in Minna at a National Executive Council meeting of Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN). The meeting was Read More

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Bloody New Year: Suspected herders kill 30 in Benue

January 3, 2018 Admin III 0

Ortom fights back tears, seeks FG’s intervention By Daniel Agbo, Makurdi   Gunmen, suspected to be Fulani herders, on New Year day and in the early hours of yesterday, invaded five communities in Logo and Guma local government areas, killing 30 persons and injuring several others. The farmers/herders’ clash got to head in the state, with the state government promulgating an Read More

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Herders/farmers’ clashes: Nigeria risks fresh insurgency – Reps

December 29, 2017 Admin III 0

By Abdulrahman A. Abdulrauf and Abdulrahman Zakariyau Abuja   The House of Representatives has warned that the country may face another round of insurgency if the various skirmishes, especially the Fulani herdsmen/farmers’ clashes around the country, as well as influx of refugees are not properly managed. Nigeria, especially the north-eastern part of the country, has been under the Boko Haram Read More

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Fulani herders: A national pride turned prey

July 13, 2017 Admin III 0

By Majeed Dahiru Th e lush green vegetative ecological wonder that is the Mambilla plateau, in Northeast Taraba state, became the latest scene of killing orgies. Over one hundred Fulani villages, hundreds of men, women and children were slaughtered in a four-day long deadly attack that qualifi es as ethnic cleansing of the Fulani on the Mambilla plateau by a Read More

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Fulani leader condemns ‘continuous killing, kidnapping of herders’

April 4, 2017 Admin III 0

By Baba Yusuf National President of Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore, a Fulani socio-cultural association, Alhaji Bello Abdullahi Bodejo, has condemned the alleged continuous killing and kidnapping of herdsmen across the country. Speaking recently at the Maliya Cattle Market & Farms, Tudu-wada, situated on Keffi expressway, Bodejo also described the action of some Nigerians “who are bent on killing the Fulani” Read More

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Biafra: Miyetti Allah warns MASSOB against Fulani herders

November 23, 2015 Admin III 0

By Baba Yusuf Abuja A Fulani socio-cultural association, Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore, has warned the Movement for the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB), agitating for Biafra not to temper with the activities of Fulani herdsmen in the South-east. National president of the association, Alhaji Bello Abdullahi Bodejo, gave the warning in Abuja at the weekend. He said the humiliation of Read More

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Fulani herders to register members, deny Kaduna killings

May 5, 2014 Admin III 0

By Ojo Sola Olusegun Kaduna By Ojo Sola Olusegun Kaduna Miyyeti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN), the Fulani herders umbrella organisation, is set to register the Fulani in the country to stem the tide of accusations of killings levelled against them. It also refuted the allegations of killings in Kaduna, Benue, Taraba states and other parts of the Read More