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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 […]

Buhari Commiserates With Ortom Over Benue Attacks

Buhari Commiserates With Ortom Over Benue Attacks

PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari, yesterday, commiserated with Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State over the killings, injury of several persons and wanton destruction of property in Guma and Logo Local Government Areas of the state. President Buhari, who expressed  sadness at the “wicked and callous” attacks on innocent children, assured the governor and people of the […]

Herdsmen Kill 20, Burn Houses In Fresh Benue Attacks

Herdsmen Kill 20, Burn Houses In Fresh Benue Attacks

No fewer than 50 persons have been killed in fresh attacks on Benue communities by suspected Fulani herdsmen after they invaded parts of the Guma and Logo Local Government Areas of the state on New Year’s Day. The attacks, which spilled over to Tuesday, came on the heels of the implementation of the anti-open grazing […]

Farmers Commend Benue Govt State Assembly For Enacting Grazing Law

Farmers Commend Benue Govt State Assembly For Enacting Grazing Law

The Middle Belt Small Scale Farmers Network,MIBSSFANET, has commended the Benue state government and the State House of Assembly for enacting the Open Grazing Prohibition Bill to tackle the herdsmen menace in the state. The Network noted that the law was the panacea to the persistent clashes between pastoralists and farmers adding that it would […]

NMA Begins Strike In Benue

NMA Begins Strike In Benue

The Nigeria Medical Association, NMA, Benue State chapter, Thursday, declared an indefinite strike, following the expiration of an earlier seven-day warning strike, which expired last Wednesday. Reacting earlier on the matter, the state Commissioner for Health, Dr. Cecilia Ojabo, said the strike was politically motivated, illegal, uncalled for and a calculated attempt to sabotage the […]

Many Feared Dead As Fulani Herdsmen And Benue Community Clash

Many Feared Dead As Fulani Herdsmen And Benue Community Clash

Several persons have been reportedly killed while a police station was badly damaged in Otukpa, Ogbadibo LGA of Benue State in a clash between suspected Fulani Herdsmen and villagers. Several persons were injured and rendered homeless in the attack that broke out yesterday. Speaking with ‎reporters, a resident, who gave his name as Cletus, said, […]

Herdsmen kill 4 In Benue, As police Say Its Reprisal Attack

Herdsmen kill 4 In Benue, As police Say Its Reprisal Attack

Suspected herdsmen stormed Gbemacha council ward in Gwer Local Government Area of Benue State, killing an elderly man and three others in a midnight raid. Vanguard gathered from an eyewitness that the herdsmen had, in the last few weeks, moved into the community with cows, which destroyed several cassava farms. According to the witness, “the […]

Pupil Killed As School Building Collapses In Benue

Pupil Killed As School Building Collapses In Benue

A seven-year- old pupil of Victory International Nursery and Primary School, Daudu in Guma Local Government Area of Benue state has died after a section of a block of two classrooms collapsed. It was gathered that the incident, which occurred on Tuesday, also injured four other pupils. It was gathered that the building collapsed during […]

Mother Of 2 Commits Suicide Over ‘MMM Disappointment’

Mother Of 2 Commits Suicide Over ‘MMM Disappointment’

Gloria Samson, a Benue-based woman, has taken her life, leaving behind her husband and two children. According to Tribune, one of the reasons given for her tragic action is her investment in the crashed Mavrodi Mondial Money box (MMM). She was said to have invested a N400,000 loan she procured into the ponzi scheme. The […]

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