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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 […]

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 […]

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