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Benue Groups Kick Over N170 Billion Vote For Cattle Ranches

Benue Groups Kick Over N170 Billion Vote For Cattle Ranches

Three major socio-cultural organisations in Benue State have rejected the move by the Federal Government to spent N170 billion of public funds to construct ranches for what they term ‘a private business of cattle rearing.’The groups equally spurned the push for actualisation of grazing routes and cattle colonies. In a statement in Makurdi by President […]

Herdsmen Attack, Cult Clash Claim 13 In Benue

Herdsmen Attack, Cult Clash Claim 13 In Benue

It was a black Sunday in Benue State as no fewer than 13 persons were killed and many injured in separate crises that rocked two local government areas of the state. Our correspondent gathered that while herdsmen launched a fresh attack on the Kwande Local Government Area, a group of suspected cultists held sway in […]

Pope Francis Worried Over Herdsmen’s Killings In Nigeria

Pope Francis Worried Over Herdsmen’s Killings In Nigeria

The Metropolitan Catholic Archbishop of Abuja, John Cardinal Onaiyekan, has said that Pope Francis is deeply concerned about herdsmen killings in Benue State and other parts of the country. Onaiyekan, who spoke with Daily Sun from the Vatican, said though the Pope would not speak in the news media as they (Bishops) do, the Pope […]

Herdsmen Kill Two Priests, 14 Worshippers In Benue, Buhari Condemns Killings

Herdsmen Kill Two Priests, 14 Worshippers In Benue, Buhari Condemns Killings

In another gruesome incident, Fulani herdsmen Tuesday morning attacked a catholic church at Ukpor-Mbalom in Gwer East Local Government Area of Benue State, killing two priests and 14 worshippers. The armed herdsmen attacked the St. Ignatius’ Quasi Parish in the community when an early morning mass was in progress. The Makurdi diocese of the Catholic […]

Five Killed As Herdsmen Waylay, Open Fire On Unsuspecting Victims In Benue

Five Killed As Herdsmen Waylay, Open Fire On Unsuspecting Victims In Benue

Five persons were at the weekend reportedly killed in two separate attacks on Tse-Semaka and Olegobiudu villages in Guma and Agatu local government areas of Benue state respectively by suspected herdsmen, including a herdsman at the Lower Benue area Makurdi town. Vanguard gathered from a source who craved anonymity in the Agatu that the victims were […]

Herdsmen Slaughter Cop In Benue State

Herdsmen Slaughter Cop In Benue State

The Benue State Police command has said that  the body of one of the officers it declared missing after an attack by Fulani herdsmen on Saturday night at the Azege-Ayilamo community in the Logo Local Government Area of the state had been found. In a statement by the command spokesman, ASP, Moses Yamu, made available […]

Army Uncovers Militias’ Base In Benue, Arrests Native Doctor

Army Uncovers Militias’ Base In Benue, Arrests Native Doctor

The Nigerian Army on Wednesday said it had discovered a base used by armed militias terrorising Benue, Nasarawa and Taraba states at Tor-Dunga Town in the Katsina-Ala Local Government Area of Benue State. The army added that it also arrested a native doctor, Tordue Gber also known by an alias, Tiv Swem, who allegedly supplied […]

Killings Forced 10,000 Pupils Out Of School – Benue SUBEB

Killings Forced 10,000 Pupils Out Of School – Benue SUBEB

The chairman of the board, Rev. Philip Tachin, on Sunday in Makurdi said many schools were affected as many families fled their homes alongside the children to different camps following the invasion of Guma and Logo LGAs of the state by gunmen. Tachin lamented that the situation had posed a setback for the board which […]

The Senate at an extended plenary on Tuesday debated the killings by Fulani herdsmen in Benue State and other parts of Nigeria. The lawmakers said their resolutions, which were later  conveyed to President Muhammadu Buhari by the leadership of the National Assembly, were “wake-up call” to the President and the Federal Government who “must” take […]

Thousands Pay Last Respect As Benue Buries 73 Victims Of New Year Day Attacks

Thousands Pay Last Respect As Benue Buries 73 Victims Of New Year Day Attacks

Omololu Ogunmade, Olawale Ajimotokan in Abuja, George Okoh in Makurdi and David-Chyddy Eleke in Awka It was a moment of agonising grief and heart-rending emotions Thursday in Makurdi, the Benue State capital, when the bodies of 73 persons killed by suspected herdsmen on new year day were laid to rest. Before the mass burial organised […]

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